Reports of sexual violence against children and adolescents are the majority SEGS

Such violations represent 18.6% of the record of the National Human Rights Ombudsman against this public.

Reports of sexual violence are predominantly against children and adolescents

On May 18, the National Day for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, new public policies will be introduced at an event promoted by MMFDH. (Photo: Image Bank / Internet)

Of the reports of human rights violations against children and adolescents, 18.6% were related to situations of sexual violence. This is reflected in a balance set by the National Ombudsman for Women, Families and Human Rights (ONDH / MMFDH). There were 18,681 records between January and December last year. In 2022, 4,486 complaints were registered.

“Childhood is one of the most important stages of human development and a traumatic event at this stage can be decisive for adults. Therefore, it is important to protect it,” warned Mauricio Cunha, National Secretary for the Rights of the Child and Adolescents. The aim of the campaign is to eradicate the issue of sexual violence from the invisible, to provide information, to raise awareness and to call on the whole society to participate in protecting the rights of this part of society, “he added.

The secretary further warned that the abuser could be inside the house or someone close to the family. According to a 2021 survey, the most frequently seen rape scene is the victim and the suspect’s residence (8,494), the victim’s home (3,330) and the suspect’s home (3,098). Honest father and stepmother (2,617), and father (2,443) and mother (2,044) are the biggest suspects in the case. In about 60% of records, the age of the victim was between 10 and 17 years. About 74% of girls are raped.

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Under reporting

A recent survey by Fora das Sombras (in English, “Out of the Shadows Index” 2019) by The Economist Intelligence Unit, with the support of Childhood, the OAK Foundation and the Carlson Family Foundation, ranked Brazil 13th (among 60 countries) children and adolescents. To fight against sexual violence.

Despite having so many records, according to research (TIC Kids Online 2018), it is estimated that less than 10% of cases of sexual violence against children and adolescents have been reported to authorities – which could increase the number. Exploited children and adolescents.

Underreporting may also appear in other databases. According to the Ministry of Health, between 2011 and 2017, 70% of the 527,000 people in Brazil annually were raped, on average, children and adolescents. Also, 51% of those abused are between the ages of 1 and 5.

“Through the Mayo Laranga campaign, we want to fight child and adolescent abuse and sexual exploitation, which is often not accounted for in statistics. And this is possible only with the cooperation of family and society. We want to encourage everyone to report it! Calls to Dial 100 are free and can be made anytime and anywhere in the country, ”recalls Anna Terra Tales, Alternative National Human Rights Ombudsman.

How to report

In 2021, 48.4% (9,053) reports of sexual violence against children and adolescents through Dial 100 were anonymous. The ombudsman’s call center is open 24 hours a day, 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.

ONDH has a website, application (Direitos Humanos Brasil), WhatsApp (61-99656-5008) and Telegram (search “Direitoshumanosbrasilbot”), which offer the same qualified listening service. Complaints can also be made through the Know-Know, Know and Protect application for children and adolescents.

When the victim is a child or adolescent, the complaint is forwarded to the parent council and, in cases where the violation constitutes a crime, to the specialized police station, or in the case of non-existence to the general police station, and the public ministry.

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