Along with those listed below, there is one other NGO in Portugal that provides support to female survivors of sexual violence: A UMAR – União de Mulheres Alternativa e Respost.
APAV, Victim Support PortugalRua José Estêvão
135 A, Piso 1
|Telephone:||+351 21 358 79 00|
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APAV, Victim Support Portugal, provides support to all types of victims including sexual violence victims.
APAV has a network of victim support offices in Portugal, and the website details the location, contact details, opening times and a map showing the location of each office.
Contact details of each of the offices centres can be found on the website.
This document provides information & guidance for British nationals who are victims of rape or sexual assault in Portugal.
Associação de Mulheres contra a Violência – AMCV (Association of Women against Violence)R. João Villaret 9
|Telephone (support):||+351 213802160|
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A Associação de Mulheres contra a Violência - AMCV:
- ONG de defesa dos Direitos Humanos de Mulheres, Jovens e Crianças e
combate a todas as formas de Violência de Género e de discriminação;
The Association of
Women Against Violence – AMCV:
Counselling and Advocacy Centre is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Portuguese, English, French and German
At European level, AMCV is founding member of Women Against Violence Europe – WAVE and is represented on the European Women’s Lobby Observatory on Violence against Women.
At international level AMCV has especial consultative status on ECOSOC.
AMCV has begun its work in 1992 giving support to women survivors of rape by
strangers, stumbling upon a huge lack of support and intervention resources,
forcing the survivors to a painful and mostly unsuccessful journey through the
justice and health system.
Therefore in 2013, AMCV has launched with success a project taking the
challenge of contributing for the creation of a national framework on sexual
violence intervention, to influence national policies and program strategies,
to promote a national intervention model with an articulate multi-agency and
gender perspective approach centered on the survivals needs and protection.
In this context we have launched an on line petition for specialized services on sexual violence and rape. Site: AVAAZ.ORG http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Primeiro_Ministro_de_Portugal_Exigimos_servicos_especializados_para_sobreviventes_de_violencia_sexual/?nWfbIib
In 2014 we hosted, in collaboration with Rape Crises Network Ireland (RCNI), the IV International Conference on Survivals of Rape – IV ICSoR- Rape, Survivors, Policies and Support Systems a European Challenge, which has took place in November 20th- 22nd 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. The IV ICSoR will be hosted by the Association of Women against Violence (AMCV – Associação de Mulheres contra a Violência) http://icsor.org/