Play for Life

Olympic CampaignTake a Stand Against Exploitation in Sport

As we approach the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Network of Religious Against Trafficking in persons,  “Um Grito pela Vida”, is running the “Play for Life” campaign. The slogan Play for Life was used during the 2014 football World Cup also held in Brazil. At that time it contributed to a 42% increase in the number of complaints of sexual exploitation of children and adolescents and of situations of human trafficking.

Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons of which ACRATH is a member, supports the campaign. We invite all the tourists travelling to Rio for the Olympics to denounce all forms of exploitation that are brought to their knowledge, especially any sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. In Brazil, the number to dial for assistance is 100. It is a toll free number where complaints may be lodged, even anonymously. Do not remain indifferent!

The campaign “Play for Life” invites us to take a stand, not to submit passively to the arrogance of those who want to manipulate and use ALL, even  SPORT and LIFE for power, pleasure and greed.

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