Support for women in need


Regardless of cultural backgrounds, domestic violence and abuse are still a serious problem in our society.

Women seeking for help can call the toll-free helpline  „Support for women in need – 08000 116 016“ or visit the website

The helpline is available 24 hours, 365 days a year, providing help in many languages. The multilingual website also provides information about online security and an „emergency exit“ button. This feature allows quickly changing your browser’s content to

Support for women in need – the Violence against women support hotline



The leaflet “Where can I get help?” provides information for women in Arabian, Bulgarian, English, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Persian/Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

You can download the PDF here.


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