Resources and support for survivors of violence

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Resources and support for survivors of violence

1 in 3 women worldwide will experience violence during her lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing violence, numerous organizations and support are available.

Worldwide:

  • Chayn.co – an online chatbot for your questions and to help you quickly find resources and information in multiple languages.

In Europe:

  • WAVE (The Women Against Violence Europe Network) has a list of organizations and specialist services that combat violence against women.
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 112.

In Germany:

  • The national helpline (anonymous and free): 0800-116-016. This helpline is available to women experiencing or who have experienced violence, as well as their relatives, neighbors and friends.
    The helpline is also available for those experiencing gender-based violence at work.
    Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • LARA — Support specifically for victims of sexual violence
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 110.

In France:

  • The online portal for reporting gender-based and sexual violence arretonslesviolences.gouv.fr – allows victims and witnesses to interact in real time with a police officer, specifically trained on gender-based violence
    Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • The helpline run by Solidarité Femmes (anonymous and free): 3919
    Available for women who have experienced all types of violence (domestic violence, sexual violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, violence at work), as well as for their relatives, friends and professionals working in the sector.
    Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
    Solidarité Femmes is a network that gathers 73 local organizations, supporting women survivors of domestic violence. Find the closest local organization here: https://www.solidaritefemmes.org/nous-trouver
  • The helpline for children in danger (domestic violence, harassment…): 119
  • Stop Harcèlement – national toll-free number against harassment: 0808 807 010
  • Collectif féministe contre le viol (The Feminist collective against rape): 0 800 05 95 95
  • CIDFF (Centers for information on women and family rights) – these centers inform and support women survivors of violence, particularly on legal matters
  • “Mémo de vie” - an app that allows victims of violence to record evidence (logbook, calendar, photos, videos, audio…) and to securely save them
  • “App-elles” - an app that allows women to contact relatives and friends, emergency services, organizations or other support available close-by
  • The anonymous and free online chat run by En Avant Toute(s) – for young people with questions about their relationships (family, romantic, friendships): https://www.commentonsaime.fr
  • HeHop – an app to record audio, video and photo files of acts of violence occurring in private, professional or public environments and save them as evidence.
  • Colosse aux pieds d’argile – an organization working to raise awareness and provide training on the risks of sexual violence, hazing and harassment in sports, and provides support for victims
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 17 or send an SMS to 114

In the United Kingdom:

In Italy:

  • National helpline against violence: 1522
    Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • DiRe – the national federation of organizations to support women survivors of violence. Find the organization closest here: https://www.direcontrolaviolenza.it/i-centri-antiviolenza/
  • Chayn Italia – a feminist platform that uses open source technology to supply tools, information and support against gender-based violence
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 113