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The information service free, works by phone, 24 hours a day to support victims of domestic violence through the number 800 202 148.
It is an anonymous and confidential service.
This line has staff specially trained to care for victims of domestic violence, who support with information about victims' rights, psychological support, indicate support resources that exist and where to turn.
The term domestic violence all physical, sexual or psychological violence occurring in the family environment, including, but not limited to, abuse, sexual abuse of women and children, rape between spouses, crimes of passion, genital mutilation women and other harmful traditional practices, incest, threats, arbitrary deprivation of liberty and sexual and economic exploitation.
Domestic violence is a public crime which means you do not have to be the victim to take the complaint personally. It may be denounced by third parties and does not require complaint of the parties involved.
Domestic violence is punishable by imprisonment of one to five years when it comes to abuse between spouses or between those who live in the same conditions as spouses and who infringe the parent or common descent in 1 degree.
To file a complaint, you should go to the nearest GNR, PSP or the Judicial Police. You can also contact the office of the prosecutor of a district court.
The Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) has an information service and legal advice to victims of domestic violence.
This service is confidential, personal and free and works on the premises of the IGC, preferably by appointment.
- Law No. 59/98, August 25, Amendment Article 200 (residence prohibition of absence and contacts) of the Criminal Procedure Code. This article provides that the defendant does not stay or not stay without authorization, the residence where the crime was committed, where dwell the offended their families or any other persons who may be the practice of new crimes.
- Law No. 93/99, of 14 July - Regulates the application of measures for protection of witnesses in criminal proceedings. With this degree you can assign to victims of domestic violence the status of particularly vulnerable witnesses, thus allowing the possibility to take advantage of certain procedural measures and beyond to ensure the spontaneity and sincerity of answers.
- Law 107/99 of 3 August - Creation of public houses to support women victims of violence. The support houses consist of shelters and one or more service centers in order to provide care, treatment and referral of cases of domestic violence. This scheme provides for at least a support center in each district and each of the Autonomous Regions. In the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Oporto should be covered with two houses of support.
- Law No. 129/99 of 20 August - Approves the rules for the payment by the State of compensation payable to victims of domestic violence. The victims of the crime of abuse under Article 152 and to incur severe economic hardship because of crime are covered by this law. The amount does not exceed the monthly equivalent of the national minimum wage for a period of three months may, in exceptional cases, extend up to one year.
- Law No. 7/2000, of 27 May - At amend Article 152 of the Criminal Code, is considered a crime of abuse as a public crime. Therefore, anyone can report this crime, is mandatory for police forces. Also are punished for this crime situations of abuse exercised common descendant of parent 1st degree. When accused of ill-treatment can be applied to additional penalty of contact ban and withdrawal from the victim's residence for a period of two years.
- Decree-Law No. 323/2000 of 19 December - Regulates Law No. 107/99 of 3 August, which establishes the general framework for public houses to support women victims of violence. Set up with this law, the objectives that should guide the shelters, its operation, the models for admission and termination of the host, the rights and obligations of users and smaller, the constitution of the technical team and their relationship with other local structures.
- Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 88/2003, of July 7 - Approves the II National Plan Against Domestic Violence. This Plan, which will end in 2006, is based in the following areas: Information, Awareness and Prevention; Training; Legislation and enforcement; Protection of victims and social integration; Research; Immigrant women; Evaluation.