* With love and gratitude to Sascha Aurora Akhtar for compiling this list of resources. *
Please feel free to add the contact details of any relevant hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and support groups in the comments section above.
International Domestic Violence and Abuse Agencies List
International inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages
South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA), Australia
Defensor del Pueblo
Heriberto Gutierrez 2374
La Paz Bolivia
00591-2 33269 (p)
Young Women Christian Association of Belarus
Belaru 375-17 2 4637 45 (p/f)
Metlhaetsile Women’s Centre, MWIC
The centre leads a campaign against the sexual abuse of children. This includes billboards, brochures, and informational workshops to accompany the work that the drama group is currently doing in schools around the country. As they travel from village to village, they are performing a work about sexual abuse in Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
Private Bag 42
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
Vancouver, British Columbia
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC)
Every single rape crisis centre in Ontario is here:
Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre
Victoria, British Columbia
Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Care Centre
Regional Sexual and Domestic Assault Program, Simcoe
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
705-325-2201, ext. 3284 (p)
1-877-377-7438 (toll free from 705 area code only)
Ottawa Rape Crisis Center
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
24hour crisis line at 416-597-8808 or
Montreal Rape Crisis Centre
Tartu Counselling and Crisis Help Center
Vaksali str. 14, Tartu 50409 Estonia
Phone (+372) 742 7555
Mobile (+372) 55 517 427
The Rape Crisis Centre Tukinainen
+358 9 50 363 7872 (p)
+358 9 685 19 79 (f)
Rifka Annisa Women’s Crisis Center
+62 274 553333 (p)
+62 274 553333 (f)
Rape Crisis Center-Haifa
Tel Aviv Rape Crisis Center
http://tlv.1202.org.il/template/default.asp?siteId=6 (Hebrew site)
Tokyo Rape Crisis Center
P.O. Box 7
Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-8691
(Japanese site) http://www.tokyo-rcc.org
(English site) www.tokyo-rcc.org/center-hp-english.htm
Casa Amiga-Centro de Crisis A.C.
Calle Durango Nº 1916
Fracc. Paseo de las Torres C.P. 32575
Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua,México
Horarios de Oficina:
Lunes a Viernes
9:00am a 5:00pm Sábados
9:00am a 2:00pm Atención en crisis las 24 Hrs.
Women’s Solidarity Support Work/Counseling Service
P.O. Box 23941,
264 61 26 22 75 (p)
264 61 26 22 75 (f)
Auckland Rape Crisis
To reach your local Victim Support Group, call: 0800 VICTIM
#3, Street No. 32, Sector F-8/1,
92-51-260636, 252534 (p)
http://www.sahil.org (specifically with child sexual abuse)
GABRIELA–National Alliance of Women’s Organizations in the Philippines
P.O. Box 4386
Crisis Centre for Women
(812) 327 3000
You can also Skype them: crisis_center
Rape Crisis–Cape Town
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust
PO Box 46
Observatory Counselling line 021 447 9762
Athlone Counselling line 021 633 9229
Khayelitsha Counselling line 021 361 9085
021 447 1467 (p)
021 447 5458 (f)
021 684 1180 (p)
021 637 9432 (f)
021 361 9228 (p)
021 361 0529 (f)
On the website this page has this additional information:
For Survivors: Reporting the Rape
Information for Survivors
from the Crisis Centre at Helderberg Hospital, Somerset West
National Center for Knowledge on Men’s Violence Against Women
+46(0)18-611 27 93(p)
+46(0)18-611 27 92 or +46(0)18-611 29 97
Uppsala University Hospital,
Akademiska sjukhuset, SE-751 85 Uppsala
Kvinnofridslinjen – National helpline
The staff is Swedish-speaking but will use an interpreter when necessary. Please hold while the interpreter is being connected. It may take up to 15 minutes. Kvinnofridslinjen 020-50 50 50 can be accessed only within Sweden.
Rape Crisis Federation-Wales and England
0115 934 8474 (p)
0115 934 8470 (f)
For a map of UK rape crisis centers:
Scottish Rape Crisis Network
Victim Support Scotland
15/23 Hardwell Close
0131 668 4486(p)
0131 662 5400 (f)
Victim Support National Office
0845 30 30 900 (hotline)
- American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Commission seeks to address domestic and sexual violence from a legal perspective. Its mission is to increase access to justice for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by engaging the interest and support of members of the legal profession.
- Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
The API Institute is a national resource center focused on gender-based violence (domestic violence, sexual violence, and trafficking) in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It addresses these issues by increasing awareness, strengthening community strategies for prevention and intervention, and promoting research and policy.
- Battered Women’s Justice Project
BWJP offers DV-related training, technical assistance, and consultation to members of the criminal and civil justice systems. The Project analyzes and advocates for effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of perpetrators of domestic violence.
- Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is comprised of a coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving at-risk children and families. The League works to advances policies and strategies that promote safe, stable families and assist children, youth, and adults whose families don’t meet those criteria.
- Equality Now
Working with grassroots organizations and activists, Equality Now seeks to protect and promote the human rights of women and girls all over the world by documenting violence and discrimination against women and mobilizing efforts to stop these abuses.
- Futures Without Violence
FWV aims to advance the health, stability, education, and security of women, men, girls, and boys worldwide. To that end, the organization was a big player in developing the Violence Against Women Act (passed by Congress in 1994) and continues to work with policy makers and train professionals (doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges) to improve responses to DV and educate people about the importance of healthy relationships.
- INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
INCITE! describes itself as a “national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities.” Comprised of grassroots chapters across the U.S., the organization works with groups of women of color and their communities to develop political projects that address the violence women of color may experience both within their communities and individual lives.
- Institute of Domestic Violence in the African American Community
Run out of the University of Minnesota, the Institute has several clearly defined objectives: to further scholarship in the area of African American violence; to provide outreach and technical assistance to African American communities experiencing violence; to raise awareness about the impacts of violence in African American communities; to influence public policy; and to organize violence-related trainings on local and national scales.
- Jewish Women International
JWI seeks to empower women and girls through economic literacy, community trainings, and education about healthy relationships. The organization aims to end violence against women by advocating for policies focused on violence prevention and reproductive rights, developing philanthropic initiatives along similar lines, and inspiring “the next generation of leaders” by recognizing and celebrating women’s achievements.
Manavi, which means “primal woman” in Sanskrit, is a women’s rights organization committed to ending violence and exploitation committed against South Asian women living in the United States. The organization provides direct service to survivors of violence, grassroots organization aimed at changing communities, and awareness programs on local and national levels.
- Mending the Sacred Hoop
Relying on grassroots efforts, MSH works to end violence against Native women and children. Their overarching mission is “restore the sovereignty and leadership of Native women”; they seek to do so through technical assistance projects and organizing Native women to advocate for the end of violence.
- National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
A national training organization, NCDSV works to influence national policy and provides customized training and consultation to professionals working in fields that might influence domestic violence.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCADV works from the premise that violence against women and children results from the abuse of power on all scales, from intimate relationships to societal issues like sexism, racism, and homophobia. Therefore, NCADV advocates for major societal changes that will eliminate both personal and social violence for all people by building coalitions, supporting shelter programs, providing public education, and developing policies and legislation.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
The Hotline provides 24-hour support and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence through safety planning, advocacy, resources, and a supportive ear.
- National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (ALIANZA)
Allianza is a network of organizations addressing the needs of Latino/a families and communities by promoting understanding, dialogue, and solutions that aim to eliminate domestic violence in Latino communities.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
NNEDV is an advocacy organization made up of state domestic violence coalitions and allied organizations and individuals. The organization works closely with its members to understand the needs of domestic violence victims and programs, and then voices those needs to national policymakers.
- No More
No More arose from the desire to unite the diverse array of groups working to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Hundreds of representatives from the violence and assault prevention field collaborated to develop a symbol that unites all people working to end these issues, with the end goal of ratcheting up public awareness. The blue vanishing point symbolizes “zero,” representing the organization’s desire to reach zero incidences of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- The Northwest Network
Founded by lesbian survivors of domestic, the NW Network works to end abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and to support and empower all survivors through education and advocacy.
- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. The Network created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) and operates the Department of Defense’s Safe Helpline. The organization also runs programs to prevent sexual violence, assist survivors, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Founded by author Eve Ensler and activists from New York City, V-Day is a global activist movement seeking to end violence against women and girls. The organization stages creative events – most famously, The Vagina Monologues and the documentary Until the Violence Stops – to increase awareness, raise funds, and support other anti-violence organizations.