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APAV supports victims of all crimes.

If you have been a victim of crime or violence, contact us through the Victim Support Line 116 006 (8am to 10pm).

Marking the European Day of the Victim of Crime, on February 22, the Portuguese Victim Support Association presents a new awareness campaign. This new campaign focuses on a call to action, with the motto: “Take action! “.

The campaign was developed by Ana Sofia Olivença, in the context of the Communication Design course of the Superior Institute Miguel Torga – Coimbra.

This anniversary was instituted by Victim Support Europe (VSE), an organization that brings together 61 victim support institutions from 31 European countries, to remember the rights of victims of crime. The Portuguese Association for Victim Support was one of the founding members of the VSE and currently the presidency is held by João Lázaro, also President of APAV.

Among the objectives that are part of APAV’s mission, stands out the investment in the protection and recognition of specific rights, needs and interests of victims of crime and, in particular, of particularly vulnerable victims