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Guaribas Group for Freedom of Sexual Orientation — GGLOS LGBT

Human trafficking: a challenge to be overcome

Piauí

Objectives and target audience

– Identify situations to prevent human trafficking through information and mobilization in Picos (PI).

– Train leaders who act directly with the LGBT population on human trafficking.

– Hold lectures in schools for youth and adults with orientation about combating human trafficking.

– Promote a seminar to disseminate information to the population and the LGBT community to confront and prevent human trafficking.

Main activities

– Mobilization and publicity for the project, related activities and content.

– Workshop to train leaders to confront human trafficking.

– Lectures on confronting human trafficking.

– Distribution of educational materials.

– Final seminar.

– Evaluation questionnaire.

Context

According to the organization, there have been cases in the news about exploitation of slave labor, child labor, prostitution and panhandling in the region served by the project, located in Picos, Piauí. Women and transvestites are among the main victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation. The dream of getting out of poverty or having the perfect body can cause women and transvestites to fall under the illusion of offers from recruiters and become victims of criminals.

About the organization

The Guaribas Group for Freedom of Sexual Orientation was founded in 2006 and is made up of students, sex workers, lesbians, gays, bissexuals, transvestites and transsexuals. It is active in the prevention and confrontation of chauvinism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia and lesbophobia and all forms of prejudice. It also defends the right of health and quality education for all, social inclusion and confronting human trafficking.

Partnerships

National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals; Brazilian Association of Lesbians, Gays, Bissexuals and Transgenders.

Results

The activities were carried out in order to identify situations of human trafficking through information and mobilization. The issue was addressed by drawing attention to the reality of human trafficking and showing such situations of vulnerability. Project beneficiaries were informed about their important role as agents of change. Lectures and seminars were held.

Funding Line

Fighting Human Trafficking (2015)

Year

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Total Granted

R$ 37,700.00

Duration

12 months

Main Themes

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