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Local & Regional authorities engaged in the fight of violence against women

Paris, 25th November 2014 – On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked as a day against gender-based violence by activists since 1981, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) reaffirms that women’s rights … More

“Supporting and protecting victims of human trafficking is a way to fight it” Interview with Patrick Hauvuy, Director of ALC

The French association ALC received the French 2014 Crime Prevention Award for its scheme titled Ac.Sé (accueil sécurisant, secure support), which offers support and protection to victims of human trafficking. Interview with Patrick Hauvuy, Director of ALC. How does the … More

Efus signs a cooperation agreement with UN-Habitat to act as a link between European and African cities in the area of urban security

Paris, November 2014 – Efus has signed a cooperation agreement with UN-Habitat whereby it will act as a link between local governments in Europe and Africa, promoting collaboration between its European partners and African local authorities member of the African … More

Setubal is the sixth Portuguese city to join the UN programme “My City is Getting Ready”

Setubal, Portugal, November 2014 – After Lisbon and Cascais, the city of Setubal has joined the United Nations campaign “My City is Getting Ready” aimed at helping cities to build resilience to disasters. It is the sixth Portuguese city to … More

Council of Europe – Urban violence needs to be addressed respecting fundamental rights and involving local authorities

Lisbon, Portugal, 24 October 2014 – “It is essential to tackle the root causes of urban violence and not limit actions to the symptoms. In combating urban violence human rights should be protected.” In his message the Commissioner for Human … More