On May 30th, at the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ), a seminar was held to close the activities carried on May in celebration of the National Day to Combat Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents. The event aimed to highlight challenges and recommendations for improving the care of children and adolescents victims of sexual violence. Professionals from various municipalities in Rio de Janeiro, in the areas of health, education, social assistance, representatives of the Municipal Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents (CMDCA) and the National Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents (CONANDA), as well as other civil society organizations were present. CEPIA was represented by Andrea Romani who stressed the fact that the main victims of sexual abuse are girls, demanding a gender approach in prevention and care policies.

On the occasion, a Collaboration Agreement was signed between CMDCA-Rio and the Brazilian Association of Hotel Industries of Rio de Janeiro to reinforce the safety of children and adolescents against sexual exploitation.

The event ended with the testimony of a teenager who stressed the need to create spaces for dialogue about sexual violence and the fundamental role of the family.

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