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APAV promotes a new awareness campaign about Domestic Violence

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Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, celebrated on November 25th, the Portuguese Association for Victim Support presents a new awareness campaign. This campaign was developed by the creative agency Mustard, in collaboration with Clara Amarela and Digital Azul. The campaign warns of the consequences of ignoring signs, such as verbal violence, control and distrust, both on the part of the victim and the neighbors and other close people.

See domestic violence with your ears. For many victims it all starts with words. If you hear them, don't ignore them.

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.

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 will take place on the 3rd of November 2020 in the headquarters of Altice Portugal (Lisbon) as the final event of Project ROAR: Empowering victims of cybercrime.

By hosting this event, the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) and its partnership aim at presenting the results and outputs of Project ROAR but also at creating a knowledge-based space for the exchange of good practices and for pushing forward recommendations on how to enhance prevention on cybercrime and the support provided to its victims.

The Conference will gather civil society organisations, academia, industry, media, law enforcement agencies, judicial authorities and policy makers from across Europe, thus providing a unique opportunity to strengthen synergies and discuss multidisciplinary strategies to prevent and combat cybercrime, discussing current and future threats, challenges in investigating these crimes and in supporting victims.

The Conference programme is diverse not only in terms of speakers’ nationalities and background, but also in the types of sessions it foresees. In the Conference, besides the plenary sessions where key-note speakers will share their expertise on several matters related to cybercrime, participants will have the opportunity to register for different workshops in which relevant topics concerning the digital world will be discussed, such as online frauds and cyberstalking in the context of intimate relationships, among others, as well as prevention and mitigation measures through a multidisciplinary approach.

The range of topics within the Conference’s main theme and the diversity of session format is intended to encourage the active participation of those attending the Conference as the knowledge shared and produced will be in itself a positive result of the Project.

To organise this Conference, APAV is using its experience as an organisation which hosts similar events for almost 30 years but also on the inputs, ideas and suggestions of its partners in Project ROAR.

Programme, information and registration:

New awareness campaign: "This is my story"

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This is my story is the motto of this new awareness campaign, promoted by APAV, which brings positive examples of integration of migrants and refugees, of different nationalities and socio-cultural contexts, in Portugal. Come and see these stories! We hope that these paths, narrated in the first person, support the deconstruction of prejudices and are catalysts for multicultural communities, prevailed by tolerance and respect.

This campaign was developed within the scope of the Project Counter@ct - preventing and combating online radicalization, a project promoted by APAV, with partners: Judicial Police, Security Information Service, Renovar a Mouraria Association, JRS Portugal, Logframe, Digital Xperience, Fundación Fernando Buesa Blanco and Victim Support Europe.

Learn more about these stories: apav.pt/thisismystory

#thisismystory #learnmoreaboutmystory

Seminar Counter@ct: preventing and combating online radicalization

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The Final Seminar of the Counter@ct Project: preventing and combating radicalization online will take place on September 24, 2020 at the Auditorium of the Judicial Police, in Lisbon and in which the Portuguese Association for Victim Support - APAV, and its partners aim present the results and products of the Counter@act Project.

The Seminar will bring together civil society organizations, national and European authorities in the area of ​​security and support for victims of terrorism, providing an excellent opportunity to learn about transnational practices in the area of ​​preventing and combating the phenomena of radicalization, violent extremism and of terrorism.

To organize this Seminar, APAV uses its experience as an organization that has held similar events for almost 30 years, but also on the ideas and suggestions of its Counter@ct Project partners. If you want to participate in the Seminar, please register here.

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