09.12.2009 -

Seminar on the impact of Pronasci Programme on violence prevention

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More than 400 participants will discuss perspectives on violence prevention, budget and policies on security and Pronasci good practices, such as community and peacemaker policing.

Brasília 09/12/2009 – The I Seminar on Violence Prevention: Advancements and Challenges of Pronasci – Programa Nacional de Segurança Pública com Cidadania (National Program on Public Security along with Citizenship) will be opened on Thursday (12/12), at 9 am, at Rio Othon Palace, in Rio de Janeiro. The event will be attended by Minister of Justice, Tarso Genro, UNESCO representative in Brazil, Vincent Defourny, governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, and Mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes.   

More than 400 participants will discuss perspectives on violence prevention, budget and policies on security and Pronasci good practices, such as community and peacemaker policing.

The Seminar, held in partnership with UNESCO in Brazil, will draw together governors, mayors, parliamentarians, scholars, civil society organizations and representatives of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB). The event will also present testimonials of young people, women, policemen, advocates, members of the offices of integrated municipal management (GGIMs) who attended the Program.   

There will also be screening of a documentary which was produced by UNESCO. The film presents women leaders who participated in the project Women of Peace, of Pronasci. This initiative enables women leaders on conflict mediation and the identification of young people at risk who should be referred for social action. Because of this work, they receive R$190 per month. 

On Friday, (11/12), the last day of the seminar, FGV will present an assessment of Pronasci, and Ministry of Justice will show the federal budget evolution on security.

Another highlight is the presentation of the proposal to establish the International Observatory on Public Security Policies along with Citizenship and Prevention of Violence by UNESCO.

Pronasci

Pronasci articulates security policies along with social activities, emphasizes prevention and seeks to achieve the causes of violence, without disregarding the planning strategies and social security. There are more than 90 actions integrating the Union, states, municipalities and different sectors of society.

The target audience is young people aged from 15 to 24 years of age on the verge of crime, prisoners and those who have already served their sentence. Currently, 112 municipalities, 21 states and the Federal District are members of Pronasci.

The Protejo is the home Pronasci action for youth. It enables young people at risk to take part in social, education, culture, sport and leisure activities. The goal is to rescue the self-esteem and provide opportunities. For participation in the project, young people receive a monthly stipend of R$ 100 as a stimulus.




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