Family Girls: A Study about Juvenile Prostitution in the Indigenous areas in Northeast of Brazil
Dr. Loreley Gomes Garcia, Dr. Silvana Souza Nascimento

Within this article, we present a mapping of forms of juvenile prostitution, which were found in rural areas and in indigenous lands of Paraíba, Brazil, between the years of 2011 and 2013. In using this study as a tool, we intend to demystify stereotypical images and representations of both prostitutes and prostitution. Our main objectives were to capture these women’s perspectives as well as to deem the activity of prostitution as an alternative to social and economic mobility. We openly reject reductionist and victimizing perspectives and prefer to believe that prostitution is one of the few possibilities for young women to gain their autonomy and their empowerment as well as to resist current norms and morality.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v2n4a1