This June, fans and tourists from around the world will descend on Brazil to support their teams as they compete for the ultimate prize in global football: the World Cup.
But right now, in the shadows of football stadiums and hotels throughout the country, thousands of children suffer the horrors of sexual slavery in silence.
In many tourist destinations worldwide, children are routinely subjected to horrific sexual abuse, violence and degradation at the hands of unscrupulous traffickers and offenders from many different places, including the UK. Hundreds of cases have been documented recently where British nationals, some convicted sex offenders, have travelled abroad and sexually abused children, attempting to avoid prosecution by local and UK authorities and leaving victims alone without the vital protection and support they need. This has to stop.
Tell Foreign Secretary William Hague to immediately introduce measures that make it easier to investigate and prosecute travelling British offenders, and protect vulnerable children.
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