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Barometer APAV/Intercampus: Population’s Perception on Cibersecurity

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APAV has presented the conclusions of Barometer APAV/Intercampus on “Population’s Perception on Cibersecurity". The survey on cybersecurity was developed under a partnership between APAV and Intercampus, which resulted in a questionnaire to test the Portuguese population.

The information was collected through online interviews, between 27th February and 8th March 2020. The survey consists mainly in close questions on, for example, internet access frequency, online activities, perceptions on cybersecurity, perceptions on cybercrime and support structures for cybercrime victims.

Some relevant conclusions:

  • 24% of the respondents consider to be very well informed about the cybercrime risks;
  • Only 10% of the respondents state to have knowledge of any Portuguese support structure for cybercrime victims;
  • 17% of the respondents know about Safe Internet Line, and 7% of those have contacted or know someone that contacted the Safe Internet Line;

The Barometer APAV/Intercampus conclusions were presented on 23rd April, at 17h, via live transmission on APAV’s Instagram. Ricardo Estrela, manager of Safe Internet Line, and Clara Francisco, from Intercampus, talked about the topic.

The document is available here.

APAV 30 Years | APAV joins Queerfest Festival

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The Queerfest Festival will take place on 8, 11 and 12th September, at PENHA SCO (Lisbon) SMUP (Parede), led by Rui Eduardo Paes and Maria do Mar. The festival is dedicated to queer music and performance, but it is also a place for reflexion and debate. Among music, performance and activism, the festival is a space for new projects and voices, the goal being to fight against discrimination, homophobia, sexism and xenophobia.

APAV is partnering up with Queerfest as part of its 30th birthday celebration program. The festival is promoting a fundraising campaign online in order to make the event possible.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/queerfestlx/.

If you can’t turn it off, call us

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APAV has released a new awareness campaign against domestic violence: “If you can’t turn it off, call us”. The campaign creatives are HAVAS Portugal.

In the midst of mandatory social isolation, APAV draws attention to the possible rise of domestic violence and reminds people they can ask help through the Victim Support Helpline|116 006, Messenger|apav.portugal or Skype | apav_lav.

PROVICTIMS Newsletter #3 is now available

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APAV and its partners in project PROVICTIMS: The Role of the Public Prosecutor in the Promotion of Victims' Rights, launched the third edition of the project's newsletter which gives an account of the activities that are being carried out.

Project PROVICTIMS is an initiative co-financed by the Justice Program of the European Union which aims to study the role of Public Prosecutors in the effective implementation of victims' rights and present practical recommendations in this regard.

In this project, APAV has the partnership of the General Prosecutors’ Office, the Center for Investigation of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and, at European level, organizations from Croatia, Ireland and the Basque Country, Spain.

APAV Lauches the 2nd APAV Award for Journalism

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In order to recognize the quality, relevance and importance of journalism made in Portugal, the Portuguese Association for Victim Support launches the second edition of APAV Award for Journalism.

The Award, which has the support of El Corte Inglés, is awarded annually to the best journalistic piece that, in the previous year, contributed to the knowledge of the themes or problems related to the support to victims of crime in Portugal.

Journalistic works developed in the following categories: press, radio, television, digital journalism and illustration / cartoon may compete. Applications must be submitted by May 31, using the online form.

The APAV Award for Journalism has a monetary value of 1,500 euros and a trophy, designed by designer Gonçalo Falcão, will also be delivered.

The panel of judges consists of Álvaro Laborinho Lúcio (Founding Associate and Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly of APAV), Sofia Branco (President of the Sindicato dos Jornalistas) and André Sendin (President of the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social). The date of delivery of the Award will be announced in the future.

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