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.
APAV has launched a new edition of the "Home" catalog: a new awareness campaign on domestic violence, developed by the agency FCB Lisbon in the form of a catalog.
The catalog is called "Home" and seems, at first glance, a furniture album. But it is, in fact, a catalog to wake awareness against domestic violence.
The catalog includes true stories, translated into statistics of violence in a domestic environment in Portugal in 2015. Domestic violence is a cross problem that primarily affects women, but also men, children and elderly people.
"Our home reflects who we are."
If you are filling your taxes (IRS) in Portugal, you can support APAV.
By filling out the IRS form, it is very simple to help APAV in its mission to support victims of all crimes.
Simply fill in the NIF 502 547 952 and thus donate 0.5% of your tax paid to APAV.