Violence against women is lecture at the General Consulate of Brazil

brasilobserver - Dec 25 2015
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(Leia em Português)


In line with the global campaign ’16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women’, launched by the UN, the Consulate General of Brazil in London held at the beginning of December two free lectures – in London (3/12) and Belfast (5/12) – focused on issues related to violence against women.

One of the key points was the telephone service ‘Call 180’, which is now available in the UK. The service is completely free, offers information, guidance and assistance to Brazilian women victims of domestic violence (physical and/or psychological) and sexual exploitation abroad.

The call is directed to the Customer Service Center for Women in Brasilia, which receives reports of violence, directs and guides women. The center operates 24 hours, every day of the week, including weekends and holidays. And the connection can be made from the UK. After this contact, the Consulate can contact the victims to assist or, if required, trigger local authorities.

The initiative is promoted by Brazilian federal government in order to extend support and assistance to Brazilian victims of domestic violence, labor exploitation and human trafficking abroad.