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Olympic Games Bring Risk of Exploitation to Children in Rio

August 8, 2016

Rio Olympics logoBetween the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games, both taking place in Rio, they are drawing a combined 15,000 competing athletes this month and in September.

Since this is the first time the Games have taken place in South America, it makes it an even more historic event, but the games bring an increased risk of commercial child sexual exploitation and trafficking.

In trying to raise awareness, the Happy Child International Foundation (HCIF) — It's a penaltybased in England — has harnessed the power of sport to protect the world’s most vulnerable children from exploitation and abuse, with its campaign called “It’s a Penalty.”