#EuSobrevivi To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Government, through the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, Rosa Monteiro, launches the #EuSobrevivi campaign, which reinforces surveillance against domestic violence and warns against challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Pact against Violence, presented at 3 pm through a webinar, is also launched. The Pact aims to support a number of organizations associated with it in promoting internal practices to prevent and combat domestic violence, based, for example, on the Good Practice Guide : Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in Entities Employers.

The #EuSobrevivi campaign is based on messages written by victims during the first wave of the pandemic to the SMS 3060 line, conveying useful information about existing support services. The campaign video takes place in a professional context, warning of the importance of people who, in their day-to-day life, have contact with potential victims of domestic violence to mobilize themselves to support them.

The National Support Network for Victims of Domestic Violence (RNAVVD) currently covers 95% of the national territory, including specialized care and reception responses. And the network registered 25 thousand calls in the first wave of the pandemic. In this second wave, the national network has registered, since September, 12,500 calls.

The campaign has the collaboration of AMCV – Women Against Violence Association, Women Without Borders Association, Ser Mulher Association, APAV – Portuguese Victim Support Association, APF – Family Planning Association, Plano I Association, Portuguese Women Association Jurists, Coolabora, Hearts with Crown, FEM – Feminists in Movement, IAC – Child Support Institute, Democratic Women’s Movement, Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights, UMAR – Alternative Women’s Union and Response and Breaking Silence Association, and it will be published in various national, regional and local media outlets, movie theaters, means of transport, gas stations, hypermarkets and the ATM network.

The Pact Against Violence is the result of collaboration between the Government and a network that already has 20 organizations, such as Sonae, Mercadona, Lidl, Vodafone, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and BP Portugal.

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, these organizations promptly responded to the appeal by the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, namely by supporting the dissemination of alert and information campaigns on services and support lines, in the creation of the SMS 3060 line, and in the donation of essential goods, computers and personal protection equipment to the structures of the national network.

Violence against women and domestic violence is a public crime and a collective responsibility. This means it can be reported by anyone not just the victim.

Call 800 202 148 or send an SMS to 3060