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A new web portal against child labour launched in Brazil

The Brazilian National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour presented at the National Confederation of Commerce HQ in Brasília, the new Child Labour Portal in the web (www.fnpeti.org.br) which brings, as breaking news, the latest IBOPE Opinion Polls on the worst forms of child labour in Brazil.

News | 27 November 2006

The Brazilian National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour presented at the National Confederation of Commerce HQ in Brasília, the new Child Labour Portal in the web (www.fnpeti.org.br) which brings, as breaking news, the latest IBOPE Opinion Polls on the worst forms of child labour in Brazil.

This first Child labour Portal in Portuguese was developed in partnership with the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (Ibict) and with the ILO, within the IPEC Time Bound Project in the framework of the National Child Labour Plan of Action of Brazil. The Portal contains data and information on the networking activities of the National and State level Fora, agenda, news, legislations, publications apart from information of the whole child labour network of partners.

The Portal is also a virtual area for the exchange of information and discussion of child labour issues - through the FNPETI community, of which all interested institutions and individuals will be able to participate.

Created to make the access to information on child labour easier, the Portal is aimed at students, researchers, specialists, journalists and citizens in general, interested in having access to data and communities that are fighting child labour.

IBOPE Polls - In an unprecedented joint initiative of ANDI - News Agency of Children's Rights - and ILO, for the first time, an opinion poll listened the opinion of Brazilians on child labour. Made by IBOPE, the poll was aimed at identifying Brazilian society's attitude and behavior on child labour and its worst forms.

Coordinated by the sociologist Rosa Ribeiro, from IBGE, specialists analyzed the results of the research, which will be condensed into a publication to be launched in the first semester of 2007 by ILO, ANDI's partner in this project.

Other known specialists took part of the analysis group: Ana Lúcia Kassouf (Esalq/USP), Oris de Oliveira (labour judge), Marcos Borges (Unicamp), Vanda Sá Barreto (Ceafro/UFBA), Fátima Pereira (UFPB), e Isa Maria Oliveira, executive secretary of the National Forum of Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour.