Seminar – Domestic violence – An intercultural approach
After a hiatus from face-to-face seminars of almost two years due to Covid-19 restrictions, Safe Communities Portugal is pleased to announce the first of a number of seminars planned – this first dealing with an important topic , that of domestic violence. This is organized jointly between SCP and Associação Portuguesa de Apoio in Vítima (APAV) Algarve.
The aim and purpose of the seminar is to create greater awareness of recognizing the signs and handling cases of domestic violence in different cultures. For those dealing with migrants and/or groups whose cultures, language and customs may be very different from those in Portugal, it is essential to understand their needs as victims of domestic violence and related abuse.
The venue will be the charming historic Palácio Gama Lobo, Rua de Nossa Senhora de Fátima, 8100-557, Loulé.
We are privileged to have Dr. Vitor Aleixo, Sr. Presidente da Câmara de Loulé, who will deliver a keynote address as well as an array of speakers who have considerable local, national and/or international experience in their fields. respective.
Our speakers are: Carmen Rasquete, Secretária Geral, Associação Portuguesa de Apoio in Vítima; Marta Chaves da Silva, Coordenadora Adjunta – Coordenadora Regional – Programa Nacional para a Prevenção da Violência no Ciclo de Vida – ARS Algarve; Dinita Chapagain, Associação Safe Communities Portugal; Diana Necker, Association of Romanian and Moldavian Immigrants of the Algarve (Doina) and Captain Jorge Barbosa, Guarda Nacional Republicana. The welcome will be provided by David Thomas, president of Safe Communities Portugal and Júlia Cardoso APAV Algarve Regional Manager will be present as co-organizer.
The seminar will examine: Domestic violence and its impact on vulnerable people – what can the health sector do? Challenges in supporting victims of domestic violence; Understanding the diversity of culture, language, religion and customs among the “Indianos”, dealing with victims of domestic violence/human trafficking and domestic violence – Police intervention.
After the presentation, there will be a panel discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. The event takes place in English. Admission is free and there is parking in front of the hall.
As the event is likely to be popular, reservations are required on a first come, first served basis. These can be done by calling 963 725 830 (APAV) or emailing [email protected]