Brazil releases defense plan for Indigenous children

The plan includes 38 actions, such as reduction of violence

Published in 20/04/2022 - 10:20 By Agência Brasil - Brasília

The Brazilian government introduced indigenous leaders on Tuesday (April 19) the Action Plan for the Defense of the Rights of Indigenous Children and Youth. The Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights Cristiane Britto participated in the meeting which took place in the state of Roraima.

“The elaboration of the plan was based on dialogues with the community and local managers, who really know the reality of the population. It is a special attention from our government to those who represent the future, children and young people,” said the minister.

According to the government, the plan includes 38 actions divided into four axes: training and diagnostics; practical actions (to reduce violence); regulatory reviews and bills; and social mobilization and participation. Initially, it shall be implemented in indigenous communities in the states of Mato Grosso (Xavante), Mato Grosso do Sul (Dourados-Guarani Kaiowá), and Roraima (Yanomami).

The plan has been prepared by the Working Group on Vulnerable Indigenous Children and Youth, established by the ministry. Members of the group that followed the agenda had discussed future partnerships to strengthen the fight against situations of vulnerability in villages located in six municipalities in the state of Roraima.

Translation: Mário Nunes -  Edition: Fábio Massalli

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