Superbrands Portugal distinguishes annually the good practices of the brands of third sector, electing Superbrands Solidary. Elected by a board of consumers, APAV received this year the title of brand Superbrands Solidary! In a gala that took place on December 4th 2017, the president of APAV, João Lázaro, took the stage to receive the distinction, in an event that distinguished 34 portuguese brands of excellence.
APAV promoted a motorcycle ride between Setúbal and Campo Maior on May 19th. The event aimed to raise awareness against domestic violence and the value of the registration reverted to the APAV.
The event was also aimed at all types of motorcycles above 125cc and counted on the participation and support of Ambassador Robert Sherman and Ambassador Kim Sawyer.
The Victim Support Europe Annual Conference 2018 happened in Stockholm on the 23-24th of May 2018. The Conference is a major international event bringing the key players working with victims of crime together. Between 200 and 250 participants from victim support organisations as well as researchers, experts, academics, government officials and criminal Justice officials attended. Brottsofferjouren Sverige (Victim Support Sweden) hosted the 2018 event at Stockholm’s Södra Teatern, a 19th century theatre beautifully situated on the island of Södermalm with magnificent views of the city.
The Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) represent nowadays fundamental tools for promoting the access to support and information in cases of violence or crime.
Given the emergence of this reality, the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) developed the T@LK Handbook – Online Support for Victims of Crime. This Handbook is a working tool for victim support organisations and victim support services. Gathering the findings from research focused on the use of the Internet and ICTs to support and intervene with victims of crime and considering the knowledge derived from field practice of victim support organisations and victim support services providing support via the Internet, the T@LK Handbook aims to assist victim support organisations and victim support services in the development and/or implementation of online support services for victims of crime.
This Handbook was developed under Project T@LK – online support for victims of crime, promoted by the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) and co-financed by the Justice Programme of the European Union. This project had the partnership of Victim Support Malta, Human Rights Monitoring Institute, Victim Support Finland, Catalan Society of Victimology and Victim Support Europe.
Between 20 and 25 November, the president of APAV, João Lázaro, and the substitute Secretary General, Frederico Moyano Marques, were present in Brasília at meetings and hearings with various Brazilian authorities, including the President of the Republic, Michel Temer, and the Attorney General Raquel Dodge. They also participated as speakers at the International Seminar Brazil - European Union Against Domestic Violence.