The INHOPE - International Association of Internet Hotlines AGM (Annual General Meeting) and trainign meeting took place in Dublin on June 24th to 27th.
APAV was represented at the event by its President, João Lázaro, and by the operational manager of the Safer Internet Helpline (LIS), Ricardo Estrela.
June 27th was dedicated to the sharing of experiences related to the prevention of the dissemination of sexual abuse content of children and young people. In this context, Ricardo Estrela made a presentation entitled “Prevention and Awareness: Synergies between Helplines and Hotlines: APAV integrated approach".
The Portuguese Association of Victim Support (APAV) launched a new campaing to raise awereness about the reality of violence that children and youngsters suffer. The campaign was creatively developed, in a patronage way, by the agency Fullsix and part of the motto: "The marks of violence in childhood never pass."
In parallel it was also presented the new resources of the CARE Network: the new microsite and the second edition of the CARE manual. The microsite is available at: apav.pt/care.
The Portuguese Association of Victim Support releases the reports: APAV Statistics: Children and Youngsters Victims of Crime and Violence 2013-2018 and Infographics: Supporting Children and Young People Victims of Sexual Violence (January 2016-May 2019).
Between 2013 and 2018 APAV supported more than 5600 children and youngsters victims of more than 9500 crimes. And between january of 2016 and may of 2019 the CARE Network supported 881 children and young people who were victims of sexual violence, as well as 140 family and friends.
APAV has been devoting special attention to this issue since January 2016 with the creation of the CARE Network, a specialized support network for children and youngsters victims of sexual violence.
On May 25th, the 16th edition of the Solidarity Race of the Portuguese Association for Victim Support was held.
This initiative once again had a solidarity objective, with the value of the registrations to be reverted to the daily support that the APAV provides to victims of all types of crime and violence.
The race had the technical organization of Xistarca, with the institutional support of the Lisbon City Council and with the sponsorship of EPAL - Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres and D. Pedro Hotels.
The campaing “Fight hate with respect” #RespectBattles own several prizes.
This campaign, developed by the Carmen agency (YoungNetwork Group) for APAV – within the scope of Project Hate No More –, was honored with the 2018 Rainbow Award from ILGA Portugal and two prizes at XXI Creatives Club Festival.
The 2018 Rainbow Awards ceremony took place on January 12th at the Time Out Market in Lisbon and featured performances by three rappers - Papillon, Estraca and Malabá - who performed three #RespectBattles themes live.
This campaing, as mencioned, also won prizes at the XXI Creatives Club Festival with one silver in the category Brand Experiences and one bronze in the Advertising category.
The XXI Creatives Club Festival took place on May 18th at the Santa Clara Market in Lisbon.