Keep your eyes open to the different forms of violence.
War can affect people in many ways. Being a victim or a witness of crimes committed in the context of armed conflict or mass violence may cause not only physical injuries but also long-term psychological harm. People fleeing the war are at increased risk of being victims of serious crimes such as human trafficking, labour exploitation and sexual exploitation.
Violence against a person
Violence against children
Children also keep their eyes open for victims of war
Most of the Ukrainian victims of war who take refuge in EU countries are women and children. And these children go to school in their host community, with it becoming one of the first points of contact between the local population and the refugees.
The book ‘The Girl Who Kept Her Eyes Open’ aims to raise awareness among children (7-10 years old) and adults (parents and teachers) of the problems suffered by people fleeing war and their rights.
Through the story of a Ukrainian refugee child meeting a particularly observant little girl in her new school, it shows the importance of paying attention to others in order to recognize the victims of crime - in this case, the victims of war-related crimes - and offer them support.
Support and help
There are local and national organisations that can help you deal with the effects of crime and violence, provide support, and explain the rights victims have.Find help