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23 Feb ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Did you know that yesterday, February 22nd, was the EU Victims of Crime Day? In 2011, the Commission proposed a legislative package to strengthen the legal framework on victims' rights. This included a proposal for a directly binding and effectively enforceable Directive establishing minimum standards on...

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16 Feb ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Did you know ? Organised crime is a threat to the community and the whole world, due to its ability to operate cross-nationally and across borders. Consequently, organised crime affects European citizens, businesses, state institutions and the economy. This situation creates a need for consistent action...

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09 Feb ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Did you know that the minimum age of criminal responsibility varies across Europe? Here are some examples! In France there is no minimum age at which children are held criminally responsible. However, children aged 13 to 18 years can be criminally sentenced. In the United Kingdom,...

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02 Feb ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Did you know ? In 2015, the No Hate Speech Movement campaign made an online survey to collect young people’s experiences and opinions about online hate speech. The survey was answered by 6601 people. Some of the findings were : - 83% of the respondents have encountered online hate...

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26 Jan ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Did you know ? On Wednesday 25th January, the Russian parliament passed the second reading of a controversial bill to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence. The goal of this bill is to eliminate criminal liability for battery on family members that doesn't cause bodily harm. The bill...

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19 Jan ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Did you know…Seven years ago, on the 4th January 2010, President Obama signed a Proclamation declaring January the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. For the then President « fighting modern slavery and human trafficking is a shared responsibility ». He asked all Americans « to educate themselves...

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13 Jan Press release – MCCF funding of equipment

Victim Support Malta would like to express its thanks towards the Malta Community Chest Fund for providing funds allowing for the purchasing of office equipment. Through funding received, VSM was able to purchase laptops, tablets, external hard disks, a printer, and stocks of printer ink. As...

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11 Jan ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Did you know about the Maltese priorities for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (2017) ?  The Maltese priorities concern a lot of issues, including security and social inclusion. For social inclusion, amongst the key objectives are : - Continuing to combat gender-based violence by exchanging the...

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