Sex Tourism - Brazil
The socioeconomic problems that drive most children in Brazil into prostitution are poverty, domestic violence or sexual abuse by a relative. Today there are three generations that have worked on the streets and have contributed to the global sex tourism industry. These children and teenagers end up involved in prostitution as a way to escape their homes. According to NGOs, the children in the streets are not hungry for food. However, working in the streets, they are exposed to drugs. The girls I documented told me they worked as prostitutes in order to buy crack. Therefore, what was already a bad situation, is further exacerbated as their situation becomes completely helpless.