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"Eva Larsson, the Secretary General of Victim Support Sweden has passed away at the age of 60 after a period of illness. She will be remembered for her tremendous efforts for victims of crime.
"It is with great sadness we inform you of Eva's passing. Eva has been the driving force in developing Victim Support Sweden and working to ensure that all victims of crime have their rights and needs met. Our thoughts in this difficult time go to her family and close friends," says Sven-Erik Alhem, Chairman of the Board at Victim Support Sweden.
Eva Larsson joined Victim Support Sweden in 1995, initially working as the manager for training within the organisation, then stepped into the role as Secretary General in 2001. Under her leadership, the organisation has developed and now provides support to approximately 70,000 crime victims, witnesses and relatives each year.
Eva Larsson's passing is a great loss for the victim support movement in Sweden. Eva worked to ensure the strengthening of support services in Sweden, both in terms of victims' rights and access to support. It is a work we will now carry on in her spirit, says Fredrik Mellqvist, Acting Secretary General, Victim Support Sweden."
Source: Victim Support Europe
The School of Psychology of the University of Minho, through Prof. José Ferreira-Alves, is coordinating in Portugal the European project SAFE, which aims to elaborate, test and disseminate the results of the administration of a training curriculum for professionals in maltreatment to the elderly. This project is being carried out with several health, police, municipal and social institutions, namely APAV - Victim Support Office Braga, Guimarães City Hall, PSP, GNR (NIAVE), several health centers, social facilities for the elderly and the Hospital de Braga. This project includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, social educators and police forces linked to domestic violence. This project will end with a written work where interventions will be proposed at the level of public policies that help prevent and intervene on the phenomenon of elder abuse.
APAV launches today the first edition of the digital newsletter of project PROVICTIMS.
PROVICTIMS, co-financed by the Justice Programme of the European Union and implemented in partnership with national and European organisations, aims to study and promote the role of the Public Prosecution Services in the realisation of the rights of victims of crime.
In this newsletter you can get to know more about the project, its objectives and activities, as well as the entities involved in its implementation.
For over 60 years the European Union has stood for social justice and fundamental rights. Those principles are increasingly under threat and we must work together to protect them. Justice, inclusion and support for all are critical to victims of crime and form part of these fundamental values.