May 18

Construtora Camargo Corrêa engages in actions to fight child sexual exploitation

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:15

Construtora Camargo Corrêa carries out a series of social actions at the work site of Jirau Hydroelectric Plant, in Porto Velho, Rondônia, to observe May 18 – the National Day to Fight Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Adolescents. Activities are aimed at professionals at the construction site and at communities surrounding the enterprise.

Yesterday, May 17, there was an educational intervention inside the plant’s construction site, which was followed by dramatizations and game with questions and answers about the topic. Today, in the district of Jaci-Paraná, 20 kilometers distant from the work site, a football game is being held among children and adolescents of the community. It aims to draw attention of young people to the necessity of fighting child sexual exploitation. Also, a major walk will also take place on local streets, and postcards produced by the group “Aqui, Jaci Fala” group will be distributed and along the way.

Group "Aqui, Jaci Fala" is formed by children and adolescents aged 9 to 18 who attend workshops of Ideal Childhood Program, by Camargo Corrêa Institute.

National Day to Fight Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

The date is a reminder to society about a girl kidnapped on May 18, 1973, Araceli Cabrera Sanchez. She was eight years old when she was drugged, beaten, raped and burned by members of a traditional rich family of Vitória city, Espírito Santo state. The case became famous as the “Araceli Crime”, drew the attention of the whole country and is unpunished to this day.

A bill was authored by deputy Mrs Rita Camata (PMDB/ES), President of the Parliamentary Front for Children and Adolescents of the National Congress, and sanctioned in May 2000 as Law 9970 - Establishes the National Day Against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Youth.

Art. 1. May 18 is hereafter to be known as the National Day to Fight Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Adolescents.