96% of people interviewed in an unprecedented national survey believe that women are being trafficked in Brazil, and 82% estimate that it takes place in their own town. These results dismiss the prevailing belief that human trafficking is an urban legend or a fictional subject from a famous Brazilian soap opera. Another significant result is the fact that 16% of people interviewed claim to know women who are victims of trafficking, and the same percentage applies to recruitment via social networks. This is important information for feminists working with technology and for digital media activists, so they can further expand the struggle for gender equality; they can extend into social networks that are the site for the formation of political subjects and push the debate on transforming citizenship in the public arena.
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