No. 75 Mega Sports Events (06/2014)

Fair Play for Child Rights?

In the context of the upcoming mega sports events in Brazil, the protection and rights of children must also be on the agenda, says Dorothea Czarneckiof ECPAT Germany . Social realities in Brazil do not permit many families to provide the protected space needed for children to grow up in a healthy and happy manner. Many children have to contribute to household incomes. They often work in the …

As a Street Vendor in Brazil

Narrated by Juraci Sampaio My name is Juraci Sampaio and I have a story to tell: I’m fifty-three years old, born in Guaraçaí, São Paulo state. My parents were country people. They had a small farm and were able to provide a good educational structure for us. My mom was involved with politics and once a month she would come to São Paulo. I came with her from the time I was seven or eight years old. …

Short-Term Profits, Missed Opportunities

Country flags draped over cars, country flags on car side mirrors, makarapas (highly decorated hard hats), and vuvuzelas (long plastic trumpet-like instruments that either provide the unique background noise to South African sport or, for some non-South Africans, create an unbearable roar), were all on sale seemingly on every street corner of Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and every city in South …

Human Rights in Qatar

In 2022, Qatar is to host the Soccer World Cup. With the boom in the construction sector, the difficult situation faced by South and South East Asian and African migrant workers in Qatar (including exploitation and forced labour) has attracted public attention. In an interview, Green MEP Barbara Lochbihler explains the possibilities of the European Parliament and its subcommittee on human rights …

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