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Brazil: Information on "White Slavery"

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1990
Citation / Document Symbol BRA5903
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Brazil: Information on "White Slavery", 1 June 1990, BRA5903, available at: [accessed 25 May 2016]
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Although the requester could not be reached for specifying timeframes and narrowing down the search for information on the subject, specific references to "White Slavery" could not be found among the sources currently available to the IRBDC. However, for a general view of the situation of women in Brazil, please find attached a section of Latin American Women (London: Minority Rights Group, 1983), pages 4-6, "Slavery" in page 13 of Land Conflicts in Brazil (Antwerp: Pax Christi International, 1988) and feel free to consult the sources available at your regional documentation centre. Those which are likely to have information on the subject include Latinamerica Press, Country Reports for Human Rights Practices (particularly under the subheading "Acceptable conditions of work" in the chapter on Brazil), Encyclopedia of the Third World and World Directory of Minorities. Also of interest may be the Report on the Americas, a journal published in Washington, D.C., by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) which deals with a variety of social issues and is available at the University of Toronto library.

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