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HELPLINES

Are you or someone you know experiencing abuse? You are not alone. It takes courage to seek help, but it’s important to remember that you deserve to live a life free from violence and fear. There are many resources available to help you, including hotlines, counseling services, and support groups. You can find a list of helplines for some countries here below. Remember, you have the right to be safe and to receive support. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse and you are not located in any of the countries I mentioned, there are still resources available to help you.

Here are some suggestions:

 

NO MORE Global Directory: This is a comprehensive international directory of domestic and sexual violence helplines, specialist support services, and resources for men, women, and those who identify as non-binary in almost every UN-recognized country and territory in the world. You can search by country or region to find your local domestic and sexual violence support services.

 

Find A Helpline: This website provides free emotional support in over 130 countries. If you are experiencing an emotional crisis and want someone to talk to, you can search for your country and the topic you would like help with .

 

Women Against Violence Europe: This website provides a list of national women’s helplines available in 46 European countries. If there is no national helpline, a regional or general helpline is listed

 

NO MORE Global Directory:

https://nomore.org/

 

Find A Helpline:

https://www.findahelpline.com/

 

Women Against Violence Europe:

https://www.wave-network.org/

Denmark: You can contact BørneTelefonen at 116 111. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to children and young people who have been subjected to violence or abuse.

 

Sweden: You can contact the National Support Line at 020-50 50 50. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to children and young people who have been subjected to violence or abuse.

 

Iceland: You can contact Barnahjálp at 1717. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to children and young people who have been subjected to violence or abuse.

 

Greenland: You can contact Sisimiut Children’s Home at +299 86 42 00. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to children and young people who have been subjected to violence or abuse.

 

Finland: You can contact The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare at 0800 120 100. This helpline is available on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm and provides support to children and young people who have been subjected to violence or abuse.

 

Norway: You can contact Alarmtelefonen at 116 111. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to children and young people who have been subjected to violence or abuse.

 

Europe: You can contact the European Domestic Violence Helpline at 116 123. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to victims of domestic violence 

https://www.coe.int/en/web/istanbul-convention/help-lines

 

United States: You can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to victims of domestic violence.

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb

 

Brazil: You can contact the National Human Rights Secretariat at 100. This helpline is available 24/7 and provides support to victims of human rights violations.

Dear survivor, I want you to know that you are not alone

What happened to you was not your fault, and you do not deserve to be treated this way. You have the right to speak up and seek help. I understand that you may be afraid of the abuser’s threats, but please know that there are resources available to help you. If you are a victim of online child sexual abuse, such as grooming or sextortion, I advise you to speak to your parents. Don't be afraid. Most victims wish that they have spoken to their parents or sought help sooner.

You can reach out to the NO MORE Global Directory, (https://nomoredirectory.org) which is a comprehensive international directory of domestic and sexual violence helplines, specialist support services, and resources for men, women, and those who identify as non-binary in almost every UN-recognized country and territory in the world. You can also find emotional support through Find A Helpline, which provides free emotional support in over 130 countries. Women Against Violence Europe provides a list of national women’s helplines available in 46 European countries. If there is no national helpline, a regional or general helpline is listed. Remember, you are not alone and there is help available. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. If you are in immediate danger, please call your local emergency services.

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