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Lisboa Acolhe, the new information portal for migrant people

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You can now access the Lisboa Acolhe Portal, a project that aims to facilitate access to information for immigrant people and contribute to knowledge about their rights, thus increasing equal opportunities.

The portal shares useful information on health, housing, regularization, gender equality, discrimination and other topics that are fundamental for migrant people who live or want to live in Lisbon.

The project was developed by Casa do Brasil in Lisbon, under the II Municipal Plan for the Integration of Migrants of Lisbon (2018-2020). 

APAV has partnered and maintains its collaboration with this dynamic platform, providing its specialized support services to all migrant people who are victims of crime and violence.

If you are a migrant and have been a victim of crime, contact the Support Unit for Migrant Victims and Discrimination | 21 358 79 14.

APAV joins the campaign #StopChildAbuse​

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The Portuguese Victim Support Association joins the international campaign #StopChildAbuse. This campaign was promoted as part of the 4NSEEK project - orensic Against Sexual Exploitation of Children, with financial support from the Internal Security Fund.

Online child sexual abuse and exploitation is a reality. It can be difficult to accept, but any child can be a victim in any of its multiple forms. Therefore, the family involvement, school and society as a whole fundamental to undestand, prevent, reduce and deal with that kind of risk.

APAV is available to support, through the Victim Support Line 116 006 (free call), Messenger (Facebook), video call (Skype: apav_lav) and through the national network of Victim Support Offices.

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"You won't believe it, but it exists"

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 Victim Support Europe launches today the campaign "You won't believe it, but it exists" and APAV joins its launch. Conducted with 14 partners across 13 different countries, the campaign intends to inform general public of the existence of victim support services and to encourage victims to reach out these services.

The campaign will deliver tailored information about the support services to the estimated more than 9 million of victims of crimes in the 13 countries. Animation speed-paintings, videos and other information materials (billboards, posters, brochures, stickers, etc.) will be rolled out in social media and offline from 22 of February till the end of 2021 under the hashtag #itexists.

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. 

Presentation | Data Detox x Youth

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Data Detox x Youth,is now available, an activity kit to help young people control their technology. This is an interactive tool that aims to encourage the young people to think about the different aspects of their digital lives, from their Social Media Profiles to Passwords, with simple activities for reflection and fun.    

Young people, and society in general, are now more dependent on technology than ever before. It becomes increasingly important to question the apps and platforms we use every day to socialize, exercise, learn and share.

Data Detox x Youth encourages young people to ask questions such as: "Who has access to my data?", "Do I have control over it?", "What does my online profile look like?"

This kit is divided into four sections -Digital Privacy, Digital Security, Digital Welfare and Disinformation - and its main recipients are young people who already have their own devices, but can be used by people of all ages.

The Data Detox Kit, created by Tactical Tech, is free and will be available in digital and physical formats. It is currently available in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and German.