The 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report, by the U.S. Department of State, mentions that "a large number of Brazilian women and children, many from the state of Goiás, are trafficked abroad for commercial sexual exploitation, typically to Spain, Italy, Portugal, and The Netherlands." To combat this crime, the Brazilian government is implementing the National Policy Fighting Trafficking in Persons, which creates a state policy in the country consolidating principles, guidelines and actions for prevention and repression. Another essential measure is to strengthen international cooperation and exchange of experiences with officials of destination countries for victims of human trafficking.
In this regard, the EU-Brazil Sector Dialogues Support Facility is supporting the visit of a technical mission to Brussels, Belgium, to exchange information and promote greater dialogue on Combating Trafficking in Persons, in order to build a bilateral cooperation agenda in this field. The mission comprises representatives from the National Justice Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice, the Secretariats of Human Rights and Women's Policies of the Presidency; and from the Federal Police Department.
The Project also supports the organization of an international meeting in Brasilia between 31 May and 1 June 2012 to further discussions and present the schedule for international technical cooperation and for an awareness-raising effort within the federal administration.
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