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Prevention of violence

In Brazil, sexual violence is considered any lewd act without consent, even though there has not been any carnal intercourse.

In the case of sexual violence, a Health Unit should be sought as soon as possible.

In the health service medicines will be offered for prophylaxis of sexually transmitted diseases, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis B vaccine. In the case of women or female adolescents, emergency contraception is also offered (method to prevent forced and undesired pregnancy resulting from rape).

Brazil was formed by various peoples and has a huge ethnic, racial, religious and cultural diversity. In the country, racism is considered as an unbailable and inviolable crime.

Children and adolescents are protected by law against various forms of violence, including negligence, discrimination, exploitation (including sexual), cruelty and oppression.

For the emergency care due to accidents, violence or clinical urgencies, can be added to Dial 192 - (SAMU Mobile Emergency Care Service).

If you are aware of the case of sexual abuse and exploitation, physical abuse and/or child and adolescent work, you can inform through Dial 100 - Dial Human Rights or Dial 181 - Military Police.

Violence against elderly people may be denounced to Dial 100 or on the telephone 0800 41 0001 - Disque Idoso Paraná (Dial Elderly Paraná).

Violence against women is considered a crime subject to prison. Call 180 - Call Center for Women to communicate situations of violence against women.

The consumption of alcoholic beverages in excess is an important risk factor for the occurrence of violence, therefore the use of alcoholic beverages must be moderate.

REMEMBER

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is a factor that increases the predisposition for the practice of violence. In addition, being under the effect of alcohol may increase the vulnerability of a person suffering from some type of violence. If you choose to drink, use good judgment and moderation.

In Brazil, driving any type of vehicle under the effect of alcohol is prohibited. The consumption of alcoholic beverages associated to steering increases the risks of traffic accidents bringing serious criminal and administrative consequences.

The sale of alcoholic drink to people under 18 is prohibited in Brazil.

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