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Seventeen-year-old Rayane is a force to be reckoned with in her native Brazil. ThatâÃÂÃÂs because she is part of Plan InternationalâÃÂÃÂs Tourism and Protection of Childhood Project, supported by ChildHood Brazil, which has been developing ways to prevent sexual exploitation since 2011 in the states of Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte, by contributing to public policies and ensuring children are aware of their rights.

The project is now more pertinent than ever as Brazil gears up to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rayane has been taking her role seriously, visiting schools and cities outside her hometown of Pernambuco to educate young students about their rights, as well as encouraging them to stand up and say âÃÂÃÂnoâÃÂàto commercial sexual tourism and other forms of abuse and violation.