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The North Rhine-Westphalia
Victim Protection Portal

Have you or has someone you know been a victim of violence or a criminal offence such as robbery, rape or a road traffic accident? This portal will help you find support and advice services in your local area or on the Internet.

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Emergency numbers

Polizei

Polizei

Notfallnummer

110

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Nummer gegen Kummer

Kinder- und Jugendtelefon

„Nummer gegen Kummer“

116 111

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Hilfetelefon Gewalt gegen Frauen

Hilfetelefon

„Gewalt gegen Frauen“

08000 116 016

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Hilfetelefon

Hilfetelefon

„Gewalt an Männern“

0800 1239900

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Topics in focus

Gewalt gegen Frauen

Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls occurs at every level of society and has many faces. Whether it is physical or emotional, domestic violence in a marriage or relationship, sexual assault or rape, harassment, cyber-violence or stalking, human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, forced marriage or general genital mutilation – in North Rhine-Westphalia, specialised protection and advice services for all forms of violence are available to women seeking help.
Gewalt gegen Männer

Violence against Men

Until now, there has only been a piecemeal help structure in place for boys and men as well as gay men, bisexual men, transgender people, transsexuals and intersex people affected by violence. Furthermore, there is little verifiable information about the extent to which violence is committed against men. However, it is beyond doubt that men experience violence as victims, for example, during childhood, on the street, in institutions and also in relationships.
Anonyme Spurensicherung (ASS)

Anonymous Collection of Forensic Evidence

The experiences of women’s support services show that it is a difficult decision for victims of sexual violence whether to file a police complaint or not. In particular, the fact that they need to make a decision immediately owing to the need to collect forensic evidence soon after the attack can be overwhelming for women who are often still in a state of shock.
Kinder_und_Jugendschutz

Child and Youth Protection

Children and young persons are frequently the victims of violence and crime. Violence in the form of sexual abuse is particularly serious. However, theft, robbery, domestic violence and bodily harm also constitute dangers for children and young persons.
Genitalbeschneidung

Genital Mutilation

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), female genital mutilation describes all procedures which have the partial or full removal of the external female genitalia or their injury as their goal.
Cybercrime

Cyber-Crime/Digital Violence

Cyber-crime or digital violence is a collective term for computer crime and encompasses a wide variety of different criminal offences. Cyber-crime offences are characterised by a large number of different forms of criminal act.