Red Card for Exploitation of Children at Brazilís World Cup

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RIO DE JANEIRO - The FIFA World Cup being played in Brazil has sounded a warning for organisations fighting exploitation of children and adolescents, during an event that has attracted 3.7 million tourists to the 12 host cities.
As well as revenue, business and employment opportunities, the football World Cup also increases the risks of labour and sexual exploitation of children under 16, according to social organisations and the United Nations Childrenís Fund (UNICEF).

According to Flora Werneck from Childhood Brazil, violations of childrenís rights are exacerbated by social factors that increase vulnerability, such as inequality, poverty, lack of access to education, consumerism and the culture of machismo. (END//2014)

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