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In the country with the fourth highest of child marriages in the world, Luca Sinesi is working to change male attitudes to girls and women.
Plan was involved in the campaign leading to the recent decision in Guatemala to ban marriage under 18, part of efforts to combat child marriage in Latin America and the Caribbean, the only region where the phenomenon is not declining. According to the latest Brazilian censusinjust over 88, girls and boys aged were in unions categorised as consensual, civil or religious.
A culture that strongly sexualises adolescent girls partly s for the high prevalence of early marriage in Brazil, says Sinesi. Brazil women with boy Brazil, having sex with girls under 18 is still considered something to be proud of. This attitude is encouraged across the media, on television shows and in music, he says. For the study, researchers asked men why they wanted to marry much younger women.
He links such attitudes to the high rates of sexual violence against girls and women in Brazil; the Forum of Public Security recorded 42, cases of rape inconceding that the true figure was likely to be 10 times higher. But how do you challenge the male attitudes that are part of the problem? One challenge is that boys may fear being isolated if they break from the norm.
Plan also runs community football projects and invites fathers to watch their daughters doing sports to challenge the notion that they are fragile and need to stay at home. In Brazilpublication of the report in July has renewed debate on its national education plan, which bans discussion of sexuality and gender norms in the classroom.
Proposals to bring such topics into the classroom have met resistance from religious groups and politicians — an impasse Sinesi hopes to break. If you invest in studies, in education, in training, in sport and in culture, you will have other possibilities. But it is important that the choice is individual. We do not want to … ban marriage because that is not going to reduce the of early unions. Without them, we are not going to make progress. The boys of today will be the men of tomorrow and they might be interested in younger women … you can see that when a boy takes part in workshops about gender inequality, he changes his posture and becomes more conscious of his role in a more respectful way.
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Gender campaigner Sinesi is working to improve equality and attitudes to girls and women in Brazil. Photograph: Jo Griffin. Jo Griffin. Mon 4 Jan In countries women still face legal discrimination. The consequences are huge. Buenos Aires: bringing public services to the 'invisible' slums. Reuse this content.Brazil women with boy
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