The Portuguese Victim Support Association, as the largest national nonprofit organization supporting victims of all crimes, contributes to the analysis and knowledge of crime and victimization by presenting its Annual Report 2016 | APAV Statistics. The statistical data now available refer to the support processes developed in person, by telephone and online, in 2016, by the 23 proximity services of APAV: through the national network of Victim Support Offices, through the Victim Support Line (116 006), the Shelters national network and the specialized networks.
An analysis of the highlights of this report makes it possible to assess the different contexts of victimization, in particular the different types of victims. As the 1,009 elderly people (+65 years) victims of crime (on average 3 per day and 19 per week); 826 children and young people (an average of 2 per day and 16 per week); 5,226 adult women (averaging 14 per day and 100 per week); and 826 adult men (on average 2 per day and 16 per week). In the scope of training and awareness and prevention of violence and crime, 732 training activities were conducted, covering 32,239 trainees / participants.
The international campaign Free Yourself - Healing Families; Ending Domestic Violence is raising funds to develop a digital platform to provide information and connectivity to victims of domestic violence from around the world, as well as 200 NGO affiliate partners and their employees who represent over 68 countries. The platform will include a fully responsive Website as well as iOS and Android based apps for Mobile to maximise user access and device coverage.
The Portuguese Victim Support Association inaugurated on the April 3rd, 2017 a new specialized support unit, the Support Unit for the Migrant Victim (UAVM) of Vila Franca de Xira. This new APAV support service counts on the co-financing of FAMI - Fundo para o Asilo, a Migração e a Integração, whose target group are nationals of third countries.
The Migrant Victim Support Unit is a unit that specializes in supporting migrant citizens who are victims of crime and citizens who are victims of discrimination. The aim of UAVM is to respond to the problems of these target audiences, which, given their special vulnerability, are the preferred targets of various types of crime and who lack specialist support. Some of the most common problems are: situations of sexual exploitation, work or employment fraud, extortion or subtraction of documents, non-payment of wages, threats, injuries, discrimination in tenancies and commercial establishments, among many other situations.
Unidade de Apoio à Vítima Migrante | Vila Franca de Xira
Rua Noel Perdigão 5, 4º Dto.
2600-218 Vila Franca de Xira
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