CEPIA expresses its deep regret for the tragic death of the young athletes of the Flamengo Regatta Club, who lost their dreams and youth, burned in a fire. On September 21st, 2018, we were in the “Urubu’s Nest” in a training project on gender equality, human rights, where it was discussed issues of sexuality, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STIs). Of the 32 young athletes who attended this workshop, 5 of them died in the fire.

We send our condolences to all the young Flamengo athletes and our solidarity with the families of the deceased youth so tragically.