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country information
Capital Brasilia
Population 196,655,000
Population 8,514,877km2
Official Language Portuguese
Major Industry Manufacturing, Industrials(iron ore), Agriculture(Sugar, Orange, Coffee, Soya bean)
Under - five mortality rate 15%
Population with access to improved water sources 98%
Average life expctancy 74 years old
Gross National Income (GNI) per capital USD 10,720
Population living on less than USD 1,25 per day 6%
Youth of literacy rate 97%
Child labor 3.0%

Source: THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2013(UNICEF)/UN Date201

Brazil workshop report

The 16th EYE SEE workshop was held in Tabatinga, State of Amazonas, Brazil. It was the fourth workshop held under the theme of the “rights of indigenous children.”
There are more than 250 indigenous communities in Brazil. This workshop was participated by 18 children from Ticuna and Kokama, which are two of the largest indigenous communities.

The indigenous community consists of a rich social culture developed based on various traditions and languages of diverse ethnic groups and races. On the other hand, they are also communities facing many difficulties including environmental problems, alcohol and drug dependencies, and a lack of public services such as healthcare and education. A high suicide rate among children, violence and the loss of traditional lifestyles are also becoming problems in these communities.

In the five-day workshop, children were divided into four groups, aiming at constructing a network among different ethnic groups living within the region. They acquired communication skills through activities such as discussion on the theme of photography, shooting, interviews and information collection of the subjects in their photos, and transmission of messages through photograph captions.
In addition, taking photographs of their own traditional cultures allowed them to convey the importance of social and cultural legacies, and provided an opportunity to stimulate their thoughts for looking anew at their identity, stand up against the various issues they are facing, and create something new.

The photos taken by the children are not only shown in exhibitions held in various places throughout Brazil, but are also utilized when the children transmit their own messages through social media towards society.

All images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi

Find the pictures taken by children

The Photographers (name, age)

Marcos Jhollyfer Felix Rodrigues 15
Walkenia da Silva Mendes 17
Margarita Peres 17
Crestian Arcanjo Ramos 13
Caleb Vasques Catachunga 17
Taiara Morais Sebastiao 12
Liliane Fernandes Feliciano 16
Caio Arcanjo Miambo 17
Cleirisse Aguiar Dias 11
Prisciane Uchoa Mauricio 17
Mowatcha Dias Ferreira 16
Lidia R. Bitencourt 13
Andreia Ramos Lopes 15
Franciley da Silva Cruz 15
Angelina Mocambite Manoel 17
Isiane Vasques Salvador 16
Humberman Cruz Lopes 14
Lourenco Marques Araujo 13
  • All images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
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