WHERE TO GO FOR HELP OUTSIDE THE UK

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If you live outside the UK and have experienced / know someone who is experiencing any form of abuse or Domestic Violence, please contact your nearest specialist women’s service for expert advice and guidance.

We have listed national service helplines known to us in alphabetical order according to each major country / region.
Where there are no helplines known, we have listed those human rights organisations which may be able to assist.
If you are aware of any additional services not listed here, please contact us at i.am@makingherstory.org.uk.
Your information is vital and could help save a life.

A

AFGHANISTAN

کمیسیون مستقل حقوق بشر افغانستان (The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission) 
(+93) 020 2500676 – 020 2500197 (Request Women’s Rights Unit)

ALBANIA

Linja e këshillimit për Gra dhe Vajza (Counselling Line for Women and Girls)
 0 800 40 20

Human Rights In Democracy (HRDC) 
Tirana – + 355 4 2 400 712
Dega Tropoje – + 355 240 2428

ARMENIA

Women’s Rights Centre – DV National Hotline 
(010) 54 28 28 
0800 80 850

AUSTRALIA

The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line
1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732 (24 hours)

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW Government DV Helpline
1800 65 64 63

QUEENSLAND

DV Crisis Support Line Queensland
1800 811 811 (24 hours)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA Government DV Helpline
1800 007 339 (24 hours)

AUSTRIA

Frauenhelpline
0800 222 555 

Austrian Women’s Shelter Network
0800 222 555

B

BANGLADESH

National Helpline Centre for Violence against Women and Children
109 (24 hours)

BELGIUM

Central Reporting Helpline
1712

CAW (Centre for Social Work)
078 150 300

Zijn (Movement Against Violence)
02 229 38 70 

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

SOS Help Line
033 222 000 

BRAZIL

Ligue 180 National Domestic Violence Helpline
180 (24 hours)

BULGARIA

Фондация “Асоциация Анимус (Animus Association)
0800  1 8676
02 981 76 86

BURMA

067-404666 / 067-40477

C

CAMBODIA

Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center
Banteay Meanchey – 054 967 144
Kampong Thom – 062 210 515
Phnom Penh – 023 987 158

Siem Reap – 063 963 276 

CANADA

ShelterSafe (Online guide to Women’s Shelters & Emergency numbers across Canada)

WAVAW Rape Crisis Services
 604-255-6344 (Toll-free, 24 hours)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victim Link BC (cross-British Columbia referral service)
1 800 563 0808 (24 hours)

MANIBOTA

Domestic Violence Crisis Line
1 877 977 0007

TTY: 1 888 987 2829

ONTARIO

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
1 866 863 0511 (Toll-free, 24 hours)
TTY: 1 866 863 7868 (Toll-free, 24 hours)

Talk4Healing (specialist services for Aboriginal Women in N.Ontario)
1 855 554 HEAL

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (PEI)

Anderson House (Emergency Shelter)
PEI: 1 800 240 9894 (Toll-free, 24 hours)
Local: 902 892 0960 (Toll-free, 24 hours)

PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre
902 566 1864 
1 866 566 1864 (Toll-free)

QUEBEC

SOS Violence Conjugale
1 800 363 9010 (24 hours)

SASKATCHEWAN

West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre
306 463 6655 (24 hours) 

TORONTO

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
 416 863 0511 (Toll-free, 24 hours)

VANCOUVER

Battered Women’s Support Services
Crisis line: 604 687 1867
Toll Free: 1 855 687 1868

CHINA

北京红枫妇女心理咨询服务中心 (The Maple Women’s Counselling Centre)
010 683 333 88

CROATIA

S.O.S Virovitica
033 721 500

CYPRUS

Συνδεσμοσ για την Προληψη Και Αντιμετωπιση τησ Βιασ στην Οικογενεια (Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family)
1440 (Toll-free)

CZECH REPUBLIC

DONA Linka
251 51 13 13

D

DENMARK

LOKK: Landsorganisation af Kvindekrisecentre (National Organisation of Shelters for Battered Women and their Children, Denmark)
70 20 30 82

E

EGYPT

Ministry of Interior police DV units
0112 697 7333, 0112 697 7222, or 0112 697 744 

ESTONIA

Eesti Naiste Varjupaikade Liit (Estonian Women’s Shelters Union)
1492

ETHIOPIA

Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development (ASWAD)
 011 667 22 90 

F

FINLAND

Naisten Linja (Women’s Line)
0800 02400

FRANCE

Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes (National Federation of Women’s Solidarity)
3919 (24 hours)

G

GERMANY

Frauenhauskoordinierung (Women’s Shelter Coordination) & National Helpline
08000 116 016

GREECE

τηλεφωνική γραμμή SOS (SOS Helpline for Abused Women)
15900 

H

HAWAII

The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
808 832 9316

Kapi’olani – Sex Abuse Treatment Centre
808 524 7273 (24 hours)

HUNGARY

Nők a Nőkért Együtt az Erőszak Ellen  (Women for Women Together Against Violence)
06-80-505-101

I

ICELAND

Samtök um Kvennaathvarf (Womens Shelter Organisation)
561 1205 (24 hours)

INDIA

ANDHRA PRADESH

Bhumika Women’s Collective
1800 425 2908 (Toll-free)

DELHI

Delhi Police Helpline
1091

Delhi – Sakshi Violence Intervention Centre
0011 462 3295

KASHMIR

Kashmir LifeLine
1800 180 7020

MUMBAI

Mumbai Police 
103 

IRELAND

National Helpline – Women’s Aid
1800 341 900 (24 hours)

Safe Ireland (Women’s Shelters across Ireland)
090 647 9078

ISRAEL

Isha L’Isha
972 4865 0977

ITALY

Telefono Rosa
06 375 182 82 (24 hours)

Il Centro AntiViolenza (The Anti-Violence Centre)
030 240 0636 / 2807 198

J

JAPAN

TELL Lifeline (Across Japan)
03 5774 0992 (Toll-free, 9:00am – 11:00pm)

K

KENYA

International Rescue Committee – National Gender Based Violence service
1195 (Toll-free) 

L

LATVIA

Кризисный центр, Скалбес (Crisis Centre, Skalbes)
+371 6 7222922 (24 hours)

LEBANON

Kafa 
03 018 019 (24 hours)

LIECHTENSTEIN 

Frauenhaus Liechtenstein
+423 380 02 03

M

MALAYSIA

Women’s Aid Organisation
03 7956 3488

MALI

L’Association pour le Progrès et la Défense des Droits des Femmes (APDF)
(223) 20 72 74 80

MEXICO

National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women (CONAVIM)
01 (800) 42 252 56 (24 hours)

N

NEPAL

Maiti Nepal (for survivors of trafficking, women and children)
+166 001 99999

NEW ZEALAND

Women’s Refuge & Crisis Line (Across New Zealand)
0800 REFUGE / 0800 733 843 (Toll-free, 24 hours)

NIGERIA

WARIF – Women At Risk
(+234)-809-210-0009 (24 hours)

Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA)
081 886 999 61, 0817 212 5692, 0706 380 7887

P

PALESTINE

SAWA
Women’s Hotline – 1-800-500121
Children’s Helpline – 121 (Toll-free)

R

RUSSIA

Anna Centre (Across Russia)
8 (800) 7000-600

S

SAUDI ARABIA

National Hotline
800 124 5005

SOMALIA

Save Somali Women & Children
+254 20 374 4083
+252 6184 72202

SOUTH AFRICA

Stop Gender Violence Helpline
0800 150 150 (Toll-free)

POWA (Shelter & Counselling Services)
011 642 4345
011 642 4346

Rape Crisis (Cape Town)
021 447 9762 (24 hours)

SOUTH KOREA

Korea Women’s Hotline (Branches Across Korea)
Hotline: 02 2263 6464
Sexual Violence Hotline: 02 2263 6465

T

TAIWAN

113 Protection Hotline
113

U

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1 800 799 7233
TTY: 1 800 787 3224

CALIFORNIA

House of Ruth 
1 877 988-5559 (24 hours and includes Spanish Pager Response Team)

SAN FRANCISCO

SF Asian Women’s Shelter 
1 877 751 0880 (24 hours)

TEXAS

The Houston Area Women’s Center
DV Hotline: 713 528 2121 / 800 256 0551 (Toll-free)
Sexual Assault Hotline: 713 528 7273 / 800 256 0661 (Toll-Free)

V

VIETNAM

Hagar Vietnam
(+84) 943 111 967 (24 hours)

Z

ZIMBABWE

Musasa
Helpline: (0)772-100050 
Toll-free: 08080074