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“What happens on the Internet is not just on the Internet”

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"What happens on the internet is not just on the internet" is the motto of the new awareness campaign of the Portuguese Victim Support Association. Data breaches, phishing, online scams, grooming, sextortion, cyberbullying and hate crimes are the seven themes for which it is intended to alert, with the objective of preventing online victimization and promoting the dissemination of the support services of the Safe Internet Line (800 219 090).

This campaign was developed creatively by the agency CARMEN / YoungNetworkGroup and was promoted in ROAR Project: Empowering victims of cybercrime.

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STRONG: a song to raise awareness against violence

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Today the new song “Strong” is presented. This song is the result of an initiative by Rita Nobre Mira with the interpretation of singer and dancer Catarina Clau. This project was only possible with a collaboration, effort and commitment of a group of women from different creative areas and entities that embraced this project and cause of heart and soul. To reinforce the message, a video clip was also made. This initiative aims to raise awareness against domestic violence and send a positive message, also across borders, of overcoming and empowering victims.

APAV, which celebrates 30 years of existence this year, joins this initiative, which in addition to raising awareness also has a solidary aspect. The result of copyright will revert to this association, in direct support to victims of crime and violence. The music is already available on digital platforms and the video can be consulted here: youtu.be/ajLMLc4IgjY

At the same time, a merchandising line with the “Strong” signature is also available. T-shirts and hoodies with a “Strong” image are on sale at the APAV Store, recipes revert to the Association.


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Europe was once again hit by a violent attack in Vienna on 2 november 2020. In the previous week, attacks in Nice and Lyon were also reported.

The Portuguese Association for Victim Support  expresse its sorrow of the victims and solidarity for the many member, friends and community affected by the incidents. Violent acts like these have a devastating effect on the direct and indirect victims. It is crucial that those affected by these crimes receive support so they can manage do deal with the immediate and long term consequences.

The APAV Family and Friends of Victims of Homicide and Terrorism Victims Support Network (RAFAVHVT) is available to support any citizen who has been affected or experienced an attack, as well as their families and friends.

Support Network for Family and Friends of Victims of Homicide and Terrorism (RAFAVHT) | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Victim Support Line | 116 006

Conference ROAR: Challenges in providing support to victims of Cybercrime

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The conference “ROAR: Challenges in providing support to victims of cybercrime” presented itself as the final event of project: "ROAR: Empowering victims of cybercrime".  

Throughout the day, we created a space for sharing knowledge and exchanging good practices, advancing recommendations on how to act on cybercrime and the support provided to its victims.

The Conference took place on 3rd November in the headquarters of Altice Portugal and was transmitted online, bringing together civil society organizations, academy, industry, media, security forces, judicial authorities and policy makers form across Europe. 

Throughout the morning, specialists presented national, Europeans and global perspectives related of cybercrime. We had communications about “The importance of the New European package about Digital Evidence”.

“Challenges in prevention and investigation of child sexual abuse online”. “The Internet of Things (IoT) – We are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks?” and “Risk Factors Associated with Cybervitimation”

Find more about the conference and the project “ROAR: Empowering victims of cybercrime: https://apav.pt/roar


This conference was funded by the European Union's Internal Security Fund — Police.
The content of this conference represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

APAV participates INSAFE/HOPE training meeting event

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On 28th and 29th October, APAV participated the INSAFE / INHOPE Training Meeting, an event that aimed bring together the elements of the two networks to exchange experiences and best practices in the support area for a cybercrime and the safe use of the internet.

APAV was present at the event as member of the both networks - INHOPE (International Association of Internet Hotlines) and INSAFE (European cooperation network for projects that promote awareness and awareness of the safe use of the internet by citizens), represented by Ricardo Estrela, Operational Manager of the Internet Safe Line, who was also invited as a speaker to participate in the session dedicated to the theme “Deep Dive: CSAM on Adult Sities”.