Places that Help: Federal
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
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
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
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.
Pathways to Safety International
Pathways to Safety International serves people of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, age and their pets who are victims/survivors of gender based violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and forced marriage abroad. Pathways to Safety International offers a continuum of culturally sensitive services. PSI provides long term case management from advocates with intercultural backgrounds and experience working with sexual violence survivors, who have been specifically trained and are knowledgeable on the additional obstacles that American survivors overseas face. PSI's advocates will assist with international danger to safety relocation, specialized international safety planning, referrals to seasoned international family law attorneys experienced with the Hague and international child custody cases, international transition services, and assistance with housing and other basic needs when a survivor has left their abuser, it may be back in the United States or in another area of the world. Special populations served are overseas military victims, victims with disabilities, LGBTQIA victims aboard, and immigrants and refugees (both American survivors immigrating abroad and foreign-born survivors immigrating to the U.S. with an American spouse or children who face additional barriers and obstacles).
The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
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.
Vital Voices Global Partnership
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest,
Washington, DC 20036
Vital Voices' Voices Against Violence program provides urgent assistance funds to survivors of extreme forms of gender based violence and harmful traditional practices who do not have access to other support alternatives. Funds are intended to support immediate, short-term needs in the aftermath of extreme gender based violence including, but not limited to, medical expenses, psychological support or counseling, emergency shelter, or other safe accommodation, relocation expenses, livelihood and dependent support, and legal assistance. Individual survivors of gender based violence can request emergency assistance directly or through intermediaries such as civil society organizations, services providers, community or faith-based groups and/or family members.
Women Against Violence Europe
+43 (0) 1 548 272 027
Women Against Violence Europe is a resource directory of European abuse hotlines and shelters working to prevent violence against women and children. The Wave information center provides information and referrals to other centers.
Skype Name: wave-office
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 14:00 (CET)
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