Proteja Brasil (Protect Brazil) is an application for smartphones and tablets created to enable reports of violence against children and adolescents.
Wherever you are, Protect Brazil displays telephone numbers, addresses and the best routes to the nearest police stations, protection councils and other organizations that help to combat violence against children in major Brazilian cities.
You also have access to information about the forms of violence. If you are abroad, the application indicates the telephone numbers and addresses of Embassies.
You just need to follow three simple steps to report a case of violence. You may present an anonymous complaint. Your identity will be withheld in any case.
When you download the app Protect Brazil or help publicize it, you become part of a large network of people and organizations that protect children and adolescents from violence.
The app is part of the Convergence Agenda, a national initiative designed to protect boys and girls from violence during mega events, such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Partners in the Convergence Agenda include federal, state and local governments, civil society, the private sector and international organizations such as UNICEF.
The app is also part of UNICEF´s #ENDViolence, a global initiative to fight violence against children worldwide.
It is important that everyone be alert to situations of violence against our children. If you see one of these forms of violence, speak out!
In 2013 the Brazilian hotline 100, managed by the Brazilian Federal government, received more than 124 thousand complaints of violence against children and adolescents. It means that 14 cases of violence were registered, in average, per hour last year.
Violence is everywhere. It happens in all countries, at all levels of society. But too often, violence against children is invisible because it occurs within homes and families or because people turn a blind eye to it. Join us. Speak out.
Number of the cases of violence reported daily
Source: Dial 100 report (2013)
Spread this ideia through your social networks and invite your friends and family to join us. The more people find out about Protect Brazil, the better will the chances be for protecting children in Brazil.