Panel presents qualitative information about trafficking in persons between Brazil and Europe

Imagem: UNODC12 April 2010 - Three research results conducted by the National Secretariat of Justice of the Ministry of Justice with the ICMPD (International Centre for Migration Policy Development), which is based on Vienna, about trafficking in persons from Brazil to Europe, Brazilian transgender to Italy and new aspects of this crime, in Portugal, was exposed today, April 12th at the panel "Promoting Transnational's partnerships: Preventing and answering to the trafficking in persons from Brazil to European Union Country members". The activity was coordinated by the researcher Fabiana Gorenstein, ICMPD projects official, and was attended by Ricardo Lins, coordinator of the national plan of fighting against the trafficking in persons and Elisa Trossero, the manager of programs in the organization.

The researches, all qualitative, consisted in interviews with traffic victims and informant considerate privileged, as public authorities, federal polices, frontiers polices and members of the Commission to Gender and citizenship equality (CIGC) and Frontiers and Foreign Services, entities of Portugal, beyond the Association on the Road, from Italy, all organs supporters.

The study was conducted, last year, by the Brazilian anthropologists Márcia Sprandel and Guilherme Mansur Dias. According to Fabiana Gorenstein, exposed results mean, beyond underlie new transnational´s public politics on crime prevention, subsidize future campaigns of elucidation of victims about their rights. "These are studies made not to identify traffic routes for repression, but to see victim profiles in order to strengthen human rights and guarantee some protection", said. More details about the trafficking in persons between Portugal and Italy will be exposed in a new panel scheduled to Friday, April 16th, with the respective researches participation.

Some of the finding of the research - which is related to the Brazilian trafficking in persons of four states: Goiás, São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Distrito Federal to Europe - are:

  • The necessity of creating a core to counter trafficking in Minas Gerais, state where occurred recent cases of male teenagers disappearance seduced by "scouts" of supposed international soccer clubs.
  • Seducing  of Brazilian women by Brazilian prostitutes also already living  in Europe that returns to Brazil to co-opt new women to the "job".
  • Need for case studies of trafficking in small cities, where  there are mass migrations, and the non-recognition  of the deponents as crime victims.

Source: Brazilian National Justice Secretary

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