SaferNet wins Brazilian Human Rights Prize 2013
December 18, 2013
INHOPE expresses its congratulations to its Brazilian member hotline, after SaferNet is awarded with the highest distinction in the field of Human Rights in Brazil.
The prize acknowledges the outstanding work carried out by SaferNet Brasil in the field of awareness-raising, education and the promotion of Human Rights in Brazil.
The decision was announced after a very hard and competitive nationwide selection process conducted by the Ministry of Human Rights. The winners received the prize in a special ceremony in Brasilia with the President of the Republic Dilma Rousseff, pictured below with Thiago Tavares, Safernet's President.
SaferNet was the first NGO in Latin America that was founded specifically to protect children online and to further the promotion of Human Rights on the Internet. Safernet is unique in that it holds a permanent seat on the Brazilian National Congress Special Commission for Investigations of Child Sexual Abuse on the Internet.
SaferNet provides expertise and facilitates knowledge sharing with partners, children and youth. SaferNet delivers training and education materials to children to empower them online and protect themselves from Cyber-threats.
With 89 million Internet users, 45% of its population, Brazil is in the top five countries in the world for Internet usage. In 2013, Brazil also became the fifth largest smartphone market.
To learn more about the activities of SaferNet Brasil, please visit their website.
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