On the 27 of November, in Portugal, Association of Women against Violence (AMCV) held an event at the auditory of the Portuguese Parliament with the support of the Commission for Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees.
All the speakers and participants contributed for a very rich and fruitful debate. In the audience, there were members of the Portuguese Parliament (from all parties), professionals of the justice system, prosecutors, police, health and also researches from varies Universities; Social Security; Trade Unions; Municipalities; Institutions; NGOs; journalists
The event was opened by the Fernando Negrão, from the Commission of Constitutional Affairs, Rights and Liberties and by Margarida Medina Martins from the Association of Women against Violence (AMCV).
Helena Gonçalves participated in representation of the Procuradora Geral da República. Different NGOs brought the perspective from Women organsiations.
Finally, the event was closed by José Mendes Bota, General Rapporteur on Violence against Women of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.