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Where to Find Help

UPDATED March 11, 2010

American Women Abroad

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Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Phone: 866-USWOMEN, (866-879-6636)
Web: http://www.866uswomen.org
Email: crisis@866uswomen.org
Serves Americans experiencing domestic violence in foreign countries, including: long term case management, danger to safety relocation, legal consultations for parents seeking divorce and custody, payment of initial legal retainers, housing assistance, funds to help with emergency needs, and information and referral. International toll-free crisis line available 24 hours a day (excluding holidays) by first dialing your country’s AT&T USADirect Access Number (available at http://www.business.att.com/bt/access.jsp ), and at the prompt, entering 866-USWOMEN (866-879-6636). Advocates are also available by email or by live chat feature on website.

Hot Peach Pages
Web: http://www.hotpeachpages.net
Hot Peach Pages is an on-line directory of world-wide abuse hotlines, crisis centers, refuges, shelters, and women's organizations. Information on abuse is available in more than sixty-five languages.

International Sexual Assault Centers
Web: http://rainn.org/get-help/sexual-assault-and-rape-international-resources
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) has a list of sexual assault and domestic violence centers in 19 countries. Click on the link above to see if one is listed for the country you are in.

The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
Web: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/html/wfcj.cfm
This factbook, developed under BJS grants, provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of 45 countries around the world. Its original descriptions were completed in 1993. Its new country reports were updated in 2002.

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