Brazil is considered to have the worst levels of child sex trafficking after Thailand , with an estimated , children involved. Most of them are full of corruption and sexual exploitation. A project that aims to regulate the sex worker profession and rights. The Gabriela Leite law also emphasizes the urgency to regulate brothels and makes a clear distinction between: In pressure by the sex worker organization Davida contributed to the Brazilian Ministry of Labor adding "sex worker" to an official list of occupations.
The bill was defeated in Those offenses carry sentences from two to five years in prison. They demanded that they should pay social benefits and get all the privileges like any other worker. However, this is not the purpose of the site at all. Rather, the Ministry of Labor site simply lists all of the characteristics of prostitution as work: The site in no way encourages or "advises" about prostitution.
The press reported at the end of that a government official has announced that the site would be "toned down" following criticism by the media. They act in different environments: In the exercise of some of their activities they can be exposed to vehicles gases, to bad weather, to sound pollution and to social discrimination.
There are still risks of getting STD infections, bad-treatment, street violence and death. Other complementary courses of professional formation, such as, beauty courses, personal care, budget planning, as well as vocational courses for alternative sources of income also are offered by the associations, in several states.
Access to the career is open to those who are 18 or older; the average education is between fourth and seventh grade. Full performance of activities occurs after two years of experience. The slaves also had to be sexually available to their owners, and also to their overseers , friends, relatives , visitors, traveling tradesmen , merchants and others. From there it was only a small step to prostitution with enslaved negroes and mulattoes women and girls.
Since slaves were considered as things and not as persons ,  similar to animals , they were not protected by any laws and could be exploited almost without restriction. There were also no restrictions on the use of minor slave girls in the brothels.
Many slaveowners also sent their slaves to the streets to make money by selling homemade sweets, small products or services, and as if it were the most natural thing of the world they also used the opportunity to decorate girls with a few colorful and gold ribbons. If the stipulated minimum amount was not achieved, the usual punishments on the slaves were carried out. After the end of official slavery between Africa and America, the slave girl were delivered by the large farms in Minas Gerais and the northeastern Brazil to the brothels and pimps.
Pimps, often poor " gypsies " or small criminals, came to great prosperity and lived "in the greatest lascivious behavior among their host of young, submissive black sex slaves.
First, the negroes and mulattoes, who had to be prostitutes by orders of their owner. Often, they had to deliver the entire income , some others were allowed to keep part of the money for incentive , and others had to bring a minimum each day, otherwise they were beaten or tortured. The second category were poor free women, often ex-slaves or their daughters, who inhabited miserable huts, and there or on the street they prostituted themselves and their daughters.
The third category were foreign girls who had been lured or sold to Brazil under false promises. Although they were free persons in the law, they were treated as slaves, trapped in the brothels, forced into debt bondage , beaten and tortured, when they couldn't earn enough money to pay the debts, the high interest rates , rental fees for their room and the other costs of their life. The fourth category was made up of French and other courtesans who lived in their own large houses and possessed carriages and exquisite jewelery and frequented theaters and other sociologal events.
The Lei do Ventre Livre "Law of the free belly" , according to which children of slaves were no longer slaves themselves, also decided that slaves were allowed to save money, which their master could not arbitrarily take away from them, and with which they could free themselves. As a result, it became more interesting for slave girls to become prostitute, because this way they had a chance to earn a tip for themselves. The inhibition to prostitute themselves was usually low for the female slaves, because they had learned since childhood that they had no sexual self-determination and were accustomed to be raped.
However, the custody and administration of the savings of a slave was the responsibility of the owner, and he could try to manipulate the savings and list cost and penalties like tricky pimps do. There have been even processes of female slaves against their masters, where the women often had to prove with the help of clients that they had been "industrious" and diligent and had numerous customers, much more as listed in the wrong accounting of the master.
Prostitutes were sometimes charged with being vagabonds and with provoking disorder. In addition, there were more and more imported girls from Europe, especially from the poorer regions in the East , Jewish girls, Albanians , women and girls from the Habsburg Monarchy , and for the higher demands French and Italians.
About women followed them in the next years. Most were victims of the Jewish pimp mafia Zwi Migdal. Their members traveled to the impoverished towns of Eastern Europe and established themselves as rich businessmen from Latin America looking for brides. In truth, they were trafficking. The women who believed their promises became sex slaves.
He described in his diary the misery of these women, but he also noted that these Eastern European Jewesses promised exciting and unusual perversion. The prostitutes founded a second Jewish community in Rio, with their own cemetery and their own synagogue , because the prostitutes were rejected by the other Jews.
There the women celebrated the Jewish festivals , although there was no liturgy for women at the time. The pimps were important sponsors of the Jewish theater. At the premieres , Polacas, luxuriously dressed, sat in the front rows and were presented to the potential clientele. The Second World War ended this trafficking of women.
The Jewish prostitutes influenced the cultural life and the artist scene of Rio. They inspired musicians to many compositions. On average the women became only forty years old. There are three cemeteries of Jewish prostitutes in Brazil. In , the last of the prostitutes lured into the country was buried at Rio's Jewish prostitute cemetery. The celebration was held not in a synagogue, but in the cultural center of the district Lapa , but there are still prejudices against these women.
The most important fighter for the rights of the prostitutes was the prostitute Gabriela Leite , - , who was the leading the campaign for to recognize the sex workers as a profession , so that they got the access to the system of pension. She is the founder of Davida , an organization for the rights of sex workers. There are several organizations like the "Rede brasileira de prostitutas" Network of Brazilian prostitutes ,  Piranhas para Jesus, the Brazilian issue of Hookers for Jesus with the writer and hooker Petala Parreira  and others.
By its initiative prostitutes working in the streets can be paid cashless , too. The Aprosmig has also a little sex-museum. Besides the classical survival sex , women and teenager offer sex to get a mobile or other product, to pay their or their parents debts or they are looking for immaterial advantages. Women and girls are selling themselves from time to time at the streets or the beach or are forced to by their partners, for to get the sum for to pay some extra expenses.
Oral sex is not regarded as a real sex among the teenagers, and therefore it is not considered as a form of prostitution. While official estimates are based on one million Brazilian prostitutes, much higher numbers are mentioned by free associations. Other opportunity considered no prostitution is working as a cam-girl in the internet. In the Rua Guaicurus in Belo Horizonte , Capital of the Federal State Minas Gerais ,  there are hundreds of naked or half-naked girls in small rooms or in front of them, where they can be seen and contacted by the men passing through the floors.
Therefore, the houses are always teeming with slippery men who often do not even want to buy sex, but searching only the free visual stimuli.
A prostitute needs between four and fifteen customers to pay the room rent. The rooms are small, poorly ventilated, dark and mostly without bathroom. Gabriela Silva Leite, the executive director of Prostitution Civil Rights, says that because of information campaigns, condom use among sex workers is high. They are our partners. How could we ask prostitutes to take a position against themselves? From the s to the s, brochures of travel agencies showed almost always a large picture of the bumpy butts of Brazilian mulattoes in front of picturesque beach scenes.
However, the government is increasingly frustrated with the fact that a number of foreign tourists travel to Brazil for sex tourism ,  including child prostitution. Sex tourism exists throughout the country, but it is most apparent in coastal resort towns in the Northeast , South , and Southeast , and in major tourist destinations such as Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza , Ceara , as well as in the wildlife tourist areas of the Pantanal and Amazon. Human trafficking in Brazil Women are trafficked from all parts of the country.
The government reported that trafficking routes existed in all states and the Federal District. Persons exploited in trafficking schemes typically come from low-income families and usually have not finished high school.