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2nd Newsletter of the project Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (VMVD) in Times of Pandemic

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The second newsletter was launched on the project Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (VMVD) in Times of Pandemic: characterization, challenges and opportunities in distance support (AaD). This is the first scientific research project developed by APAV, it is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Line Gender Research 4 COVID-19) and has a partnership with Egas Moniz - Higher Education Cooperative (LABPsi) and the Fernando Pessoa University (UFP). See the newsletter here.

International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

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Today, January 27, marks International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. On January 27, 1945, the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, was released.This date aims not only to honor and remember the victims of Nazism during the Second World War, but also to remember the need to combat anti-Semitism, racism and any other forms of intolerance that may lead to violence.

VSE Annual Conference 2021

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APAV announces the annual Victim Support conference that takes place on May 19 with the theme: "30 years of Defending Victims Rights in Europe". The conference will convene entirely online.

The conference topics:

  • Changing Landscape for Support of Victims
    – Victim Support within police setting
    – Victim Support through private sector
    – Victim Support in Education
    – Victim Support in Health Sector
    – Victims and the Media
  • Victim-Centered Justice Systems
  • Victims in the International Context
  • New Technologies and Emerging Crimes
  • The Challenges and Future of Victims’ Rights in Europe

APAV / Intercampus Barometer: Population Perception on Crime and Security

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The Portuguese Victim Support Association presents the APAV / INTERCAMPUS Barometer on “Population Perception on Cybercrime and Security”. The study had as main objectives: to assess the perception of crime and the feeling of security, as well as personal experience in different criminal situations.

We highlight some conclusions:

  • 34% of respondents experienced some fraud situations;
  • Between 12% and 18% of people were targeted for online scams, such as phishing, via SMS, smishing, for urgent payment of alleged debt or on online shopping platforms.The majority, despite having been approached, did not accede to the request;
  • 18% of respondents had some personal experience in the last 12 months, with thefts or robberies outside the home
  • 45% of theft or robbery situations outside the home occurred in a private car
  • 45% of theft or robbery situations outside the home occurred on public transport;
  • 17% of respondents had some personal experience in the last 12 months, with theft or robbery at home;
  • 42% of the situations involved the destruction of a door, window or similar;
  • Less than half of the respondents filed a complaint or complaint with a police entity (PSP, GNR, PJ, SEF) or the Public Ministry.

Presentation of the Inclusive Infovictims Project | 28 january

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The Portuguese Association of Victim Support promotes the presentation event of the inclusive Infovictims Project, on january 28, at 11 a.m.

This will be a moment to share the results of the projects, which allow  people with visual and hearing impairment, victims of crime, to have access to the information and tools necessary to act in case of violence or crime, thus promoting their autonomy and training. 

The event will be broadcast on APAV YouTube channel and Facebook page and is aimed at  Public Minister magistrates, judges, other judicial operators, agents of security forces, representatives of civil society organizations, Academy members and to the public. 

Join us and take the opportunity to discover an innovative project in Portugal that will safeguard the protection of the people with visual and hearing impairments, victims of crime,  reducing the negative effects and consequences of the victimization experience.

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