Tools to control and mitigate the impacts of large-scale projects
- Tools to control and mitigate the impacts of large-scale projects
In all, there were 74 interviews with different stakeholders (public officials, civil society and companies), two working groups with companies, and eight focus groups with adolescents who live near the Corinthians, Amazônia and Dunas stadiums.
We developed a detailed matrix to evaluate the impacts of business activities on children and adolescents, involving three stages: (1) preparation (definition of scope, resources, team, schedule, materials and strategic partners to evaluate the impact of a given operation); (2) identification of impacts and risks via a diagnosis of the human rights situation of the region and production chain; and (3) management of priorities (choice of actions and rights that need to be addressed the most urgently and then verification of the company’s responsibilities in relation to the impacts).
The conclusion was that the analyzed construction projects had impacts on the rights of children and adolescents in areas such as sexual exploitation, drug consumption and trafficking, truancy, inappropriate and illegal work situations, and the rupture of neighborhood relationships. Child and adolescent support services were also overloaded, there were not enough measures to prevent adverse impacts, and communities participated little in decisions.