Name of the organization

APAV – Apoio à Vìtima

Type of organization

Non profit organization

Activities implemented to fight gender-based violence (in english)

The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) is a private charitable organisation, recognised by law with statutory objective to inform, protect and support citizens who have been victims of crime.
It is a non-profit organisation assisted by volunteers, which supports victims of crime, in a personal, sensitive and professional way, through the provision of free and confidential services.
To succeed in its mission, APAV aims:
» To promote the protection and support available to victims of crime in particular those victims with fewer economic resources.
» To achieve this by means of information spread, personalised counseling and guidance, and all kinds of assintance moral, social, legal, psychological and economic;
» To foster and promote social solidarity, particilarly through the creation of networks of voluntareer collaborators and social sponsors, as well as through victim-offender mediation and other practices for restorative justice;
» To promote and participate in programs and projects which raise public awareness of crime and the victims of crime;
» To contribute to the adoption of laws, regulations and administrative measures which in crease the protection and support available to victim of crime, with a view to reducing the risk of victimhood and its effects;
» To liaise with international organisations, and work closely with similar bodies in other countries.

Mode of intervention

  • Psychological support for victims of violence
  • Economical support for victims of violence
  • Social support for victims of violence
  • Legal support for victims of violence
  • Advocacy
  • Other

Area of action



Gender based violence, violence, women, men, advocacy, communication, information, help, assistance, ngo, association, Reception, Legal Advice, Legal Assistance, Psychological Counseling, Self-Help Groups, Trauma Processing Interventions

Contact informations

Rua José Estêvão 135-A, Floor 0
Lisboa 1150-201
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