ECPAT Netherlands has worked with Terre des Hommes, Free a Girl and Plan Netherlands as part of the Don’t Look Away campaign. In preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the groups hired local researchers to do a quick scan of the nature and the extend of sexual exploitation of children in Brazil, mainly focusing on the seven cities where the tournament takes place.
The FIFA World Cup will attract considerable attention from around the world. It will have (and it has already) a big impact on all the people living in Brazil, but especially in the cities and regions involved: on adults and on children. The World Cup creates opportunities but also has negative effects. The research explores these effects, focusing on issues related to the commerical sexual exploitation of children.