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Victim Support Europe Commemorates European Day for Victims of Crime

By February 22, 2024Conferences, News, Top Story

Thursday 22 February 2024 09:00

In 1990, in Stockholm, Sweden, Victim Support Europe officially designated the 22nd of February as the European Day for Victims of Crime. This day serves as a poignant reminder to honour the countless individuals who have suffered at the hands of criminals – many millions every year – children and adults, women and men, poor and wealthy, residents and visitors to the EU.

Our heartfelt sympathies extend to all who have suffered due to criminal acts. The reality of becoming a victim of crime is a potential reality for anyone. Victim Support Europe, along with its members and partners, diligently work day in and day out to provide protection and assistance to those affected by crime. Nevertheless, this endeavour cannot be achieved in isolation. It necessitates collective effort from all individuals to actively engage, advocate, challenge offenders, and amplify the voices of victims.

Remember the words of Edward Hale: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Those words are for all of you.

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