Brazil’s Tourism Ministry trying to combat websites that promote sex tourism

According to ABC News, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry has taken on more than 2,000 websites that promote sex tourism in the country in an effort to combat sexual exploitation of minors during the 2014 World Cup.

Many of the 2,169 websites that post sensual pictures of women, welcoming them to partake in sexual encounters with minors come from the United States. Of the 2,169 sites, over a thousand of them have eliminated their sex-oriented content and the ministry said it is trying to convince the other thousand to do the same.

On top of combating the websites, the ministry started distributed ads and posters last year warning that exploiting minors for sex is a crime. The ministry distributed the ads and posters in countries where most of the tourists come from- U.S., France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.



About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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One Response to Brazil’s Tourism Ministry trying to combat websites that promote sex tourism

  1. Bob W Cain says:

    Good Luck with that one … It will be the local police who run most of them!

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