Petrobras will participate in several activities during the 3rd World Congress against Sexual Exploration of Children and Adolescents, scheduled for November 25 to 28, in Rio de Janeiro. On the 27th, the company will take part in the Social Responsibility Initiatives panel and in two workshops:
the Global platforms to confront the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents; and the Corporate transportation sector platforms and the confrontation of the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, with the presentation of the Go Well Child Program.
Several projects related to guaranteeing the rights of children and adolescents that Petrobras sponsors will be in the Rio Centro, where the event is being held. One of them is the Go Well Truck Driver Caravan, which carries out specific actions to fight sexual exploitation and child labor by carrying out campaigns on the roads, service stations, and over the media seeking to make the society sensitive to the problem. In addition to divulging this work, there will be a Caravan stage at the event, which will welcome several cultural attractions, and the Human Rights Exhibit film screenings, always between 12:30 and 6:30 PM.
Petrobras is the company that invests the most in social responsibility in Brazil. Through 2012, 1.2 billion Reais will be invested in social projects.
In 2007 alone, 110 million Reais were allotted to 508 projects involved in guaranteeing the rights of children and adolescents.
In a long-term perspective that seeks to break the cycles that perpetuate misery in Brazil, the Company’s actions are aligned to the paradigm of providing full protection and treating children and adolescents as subjects not only of rights but as an absolute priority as well, since these are people who are in a peculiar development condition.
Go Well Truck Driver Caravan Stage
12h30 – Afro-Contemporaneous Ballet of the Casa da Cultura da Baixada Fluminense, Human Rights Exhibit 6:30 PM – Film: Nascidos em Bordéis (Born in Brothels)
27th, Thursday, 2:30 p.m.:
Panel and workshops:
Social Responsibility Initiatives Panel, Luis Fernando Nery, Petrobras’ Social Responsibility manager
4:30 to 6 PM – The Role of the Global Compact platform in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children – Sue Wolter Vianna, Petrobras’ Social Responsibility Guidance and Practices manager
Corporate transportation sector platforms and the confrontation of the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, with the presentation of the Company-sponsored Go Well Child Program. Janice Dias, Petrobras’ Social Program manager.
Go Well Truck Driver Caravan Stage
12:30 – Social Circus Project of the Casa da Cultura da Baixada Fluminense 6:30 PM – 200-voice Choir of the Fundação Banco do Brasil
12:30 PM – “Us from the Hills” Project
Capoeira and jongo presentation
PETROBRAS-SPONSORED PROJECTS PRESENT AT THE EVENT
Project: 2008 ANDI LATIN AMERICA NETWORK
Summary: Strengthen the media model for development aimed at promoting the rights of children and adolescents throughout Latin America, giving continuity to the work that is already being supported by Petrobras. The project will encourage the exchange of experiences and the Network’s exposure on the domestic and international levels, reaching 13 agencies from 13 Latin American countries articulated in Network, holding supervision and articulation meetings in these countries. Drive, among an average of 18,000 journalists and other sources of information, the defense of the rights of children and adolescents in Latin America with the distribution of weekly electronic bulletins from the Network’s website, in addition to the issuing Regional Media Analysis Reports (country comparisons).
Go Well Truck Driver and Go Well Child Project (NATIONAL) – The project drives awareness and fights the exploitation and sexual abuse of children and adolescents, in addition to undertaking environmental preservation and road safety campaigns. The project maintains the Delation Hotline (Dial 100), which has received upwards of a million calls since May 2003.
Project: A World for Children and Adolescents from the Semi-Arid
Summary: Contribute to children and adolescents of the Brazilian Semi-Arid region having their rights to survival, development, protection, and participation assured. The project’s main objectives are to:
reduce child and maternal mortality, encourage civil registration, and develop family and municipal competencies for children aged 0 to 6 years; enroll all children in schools of quality and reduce inequality in education; and ensure formal and professionalizing education.
Project name: Street Kids (RJ)
Summary: The project serves 300 children, adolescents and young people in situation of risk aiming to help them get off the streets and recover their family ties and social rights, offering them daily follow-ups, reintegration with their families and communities, and providing them with food, regularizing their documents, and arranging for treatments for drug users. The project also offers educational activities that include reion in school, educational complementation, and other activities. In the professionalizing area, there are sewing, handcraft, origami, and recycled paper courses, among others.
Project: A Home for All (RJ)
Summary: Project that directly serves 385 children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 years who are institutionalized in shelters or are in a situation of social risk, as well as their families, in the municipalities of Niterói and São Gonçalo, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The project offers psychosocial evaluations and follow-up to make the right to life with family and with the community feasible by means of these kids’ reintegration with their families or via adoptions. The project also seeks to organize a family service network to allow for these young people to be reed in their families and to provide guidance and follow-up actions for those who intend to adopt them.
Project: Prevent by Playing (RJ)
Summary: The Prevent by Playing Project’s main goal is to promote direct monthly prevention actions in public and private schools and in community associations to inform 250 children aged 5 to 9 years regarding sexual abuse and other related issues.