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Jair Meneguelli
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Jair Meneguelli is the President of the National Council of Social Service for Industry (SESI) in Brazil since 2003. SESI is an organization that aims to promote the standard of living for industrial workers and their families, through its focus on access to education, health and other important needs.

Prior to this, Meneguelli founded the Central Workers Union (CUT), the largest trade union in Latin America – where he led for 11 years. He also participated in the creation of the Workers Party (PT). As a union leader, Meneguelli was an integral part of large-scale protests during Brazil’s military rule. He was also elected a Congressman in 1994 for two terms.

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Reducing Poverty to Generate Wealth

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 7:44 AM


There is a positive paradigm shift on the horizon of social relations. Programs and policies aimed at poverty reduction and social inclusion, which not long ago were treated as emergency humanitarian actions, started to gain a new predisposition, even in the eyes of...

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"Don't Look Away": Help to Stop Sexual Exploitation of Children During Major Sports Events

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 11:14 AM


The number of sexual violence cases on children around the world is alarming. According to UNICEF, they estimate that there are 2 million young victims of sexual exploitation every year. The numbers can be even higher if we consider those who...

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ViraVida: Offering a Turning Point For Victims of Child Exploitation

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 3:07 PM


Is it possible to completely transform the life of teenager or youngsters and rescue them from extreme poverty, abuse and sexual exploitation? Is it possible to raise awareness of his or her rights and human potential through the tools that allow them to...

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