The Portuguese Government adopted measures to ensure the safety and support of victims of domestic violence against the increased risk of violence during the confinement that is necessary to contain the COVID-19.
1. Broad dissemination of information about support services and helplines, safety advices and alerts (https://www.cig.gov.pt/2020/05/covid-19-seguranca-isolamento/):
2. Strengthening and diversification of channels for victims to seek help:
Reinforcement of information and support channels for victims by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG):
Portugal is taking measures to increase awareness on cyber safety and to prevent cybercrimes.
Regarding support of victims of domestic violence:
Functioning and strengthening victim support structures and services:
In the context of the PT2020 funds, and as an exceptional measure, reimbursement decisions will be automatic following 30 working days after the claim is made by the beneficiaries.