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Sprawling over square miles, the city is home to more than 11 million people. But along with the glamour and excitement, the event is expected to give rise to a dark reality.
Historically, international sporting events, like the World Cup, trigger a spike in sex tourism. In fact, in a country like Brazil—where prostitution and exploitation are accepted as a cultural norm—dramatic increases in sex tourism are all but guaranteed. Brazil is seen by many, even within her own borders, as a land of sexual exploration. After living under a dictatorship until the mids, numerous Brazilians have tossed aside restraint and are pursuing a more liberal lifestyle.
These newer brothels are designed to compete with nightclubs and hotel bars by catering to young, wealthy clients. Regardless of the surroundings, exploitation runs rampant. In one of the main brothels, as many as young women are being exploited at a time. They work eight hour shifts every day. Though brothels are technically illegal in Brazil, 2 these venues go unchecked by law enforcement, and the coercion continues.
With the increase in employment opportunities came an explosion of child prostitution. Tragically, there is no shortage of men looking to pay for sex with minors. Workers from the construction sites provide constant demand, often hiring very young girls during lunch breaks.
This demand is expected to increase as tourists by the thousands arrive in time for the World Cup. You can make a difference in the fight for justice.