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February 14th | Valentine’s Day

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On Valentine’s Day which is celebrated this Sunday, February 14, The Portuguese Victim Support Association resume the “Dá o clique” Campaign, which aims to expose sensitive young people to dating violence. 

Violence in intimate relationships isn’t an exclusive phenomen of relations between adults and national and international studies can be found that reveal this is also one problem in relationships between young people.

A study carried out in Portugal, with 4500 young people aged between 13 and 29 years old, found that 1 in 4 young people reported having been victims of some type of abusive behavior by their boyfriend / girlfriend.

APAV works with issues related to dating violence through direct support, awareness and training actions and comunicacions that aims to reach where young people are - The Internet.   

Police authorities, schools, health centers and/or hospitals and support structures, in which APAV is included, are entities that can support and inform the victims, your families and friends. 

As an institution that supports victims off all types of crime, your families and friends, APAV is available to support through the Victim Support Line - 116 006 (free call), Messenger (Facebook), Videocall (Skype:apav_lav) and through a national network of Victim Support Offices.