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1800RESPECT is a confidential service available to Australians 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They provide support for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence, their friends and family and workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
Alliance for HOPE International is one of the leading systems and social change organizations in the country focused on creating innovative, collaborative, trauma-informed, hope-centered approaches to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and human trafficking. The Alliance supports Family Justice/Multi-Agency Centers through our Family Justice Center Alliance, works with survivors and strangulation and suffocation assaults in our Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, and also runs the largest camping and mentoring program in the country for children impacted by domestic violence – Camp HOPE America.
Since 1988, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women has been working to end the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls by advocating for strong laws and policies, raising public awareness and supporting survivor leadership globally.
EVAWI works to inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. They promote victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration, which strengthens the response of the criminal justice system, other professionals, allies, and the general public -- making communities safer. Their OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) provides professionals the opportunity to earn 213 contact hours while learning about cutting-edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault.
The Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS) is a network organization that exists to unite the women's shelter movement globally to end violence against women and their children. Through their work they aim to ensure global awareness of violence against women and their children, support and strengthen the women’s shelter movement, promote effective policies and their implementation in order to prevent violence and protect and empower women and their children and promote social change that ends violence and oppression against women and their children.
Hot Peach Pages is an international directory of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 110 languages.
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a project of Casa de Esperanza that builds bridges and connections among research, practice and policy to advance effective responses to eliminate domestic violence and to promote healthy relationships within Latin@ families and communities. The organization provides training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the US, as well as in Latin America, organizes national and regional training and events, conducts research as well as shares helpful tools, information and publications with its network of over 1,600 members.
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is the national centre for family and whanau violence research and information. They provide access to high quality research and information on family and whanau violence for people working towards the elimination of family violence.
Most noted for its teal circular symbol and advertisements, NOMORE was conceived to amplify the power of the domestic violence and sexual assault movement and to drive awareness and break down the barriers of stigma, silence and shame that keep people from talking about these issues and taking action to prevent them. Search for international resources and helplines using their directory.
If you’re an American overseas, your situation is different than 99% of your fellow countrymen, and this site will be a wonderful resource for you. Among such services as case management, danger-to-safety relocation, legal consultations for mothers seeking divorce and custody, payment of initial legal retainers, housing assistance and funds to help with emergency needs such as issuing American passports, there is also a 24-hour response to emails, as well as international phone options and live chat.
Red Nacional de Refugios works to coordinate, unify and represent the interests of the Mexico's shelters, promoting and strengthening their work of prevention, care and interruption of the cycle of violence, thereby promoting gender equality and the defense of the rights of women and their children.
Inter-American Shelter Network (RIRE) groups together the various shelters for women and their children in violent situations on the American continent, whether they are social organizations or governmental. The RIRE is the most structured option that exists at the continental level for dealing with extreme violence.
The Pixel Project offers people who are first-time supporters of the movement to end violence against entry-level opportunities to contribute their talents to the cause. The Pixel Project also provide online resources to get help and/or share their stories including tweeting helplines from over 30 countries daily, resource pages with links to anti-violence against women organizations worldwide, and their annual Survivor Stories campaign.
The WAVE Network is a formal network NGO composed of European women’s NGOs working in the field of combating violence against women and children. WAVE is the only European network focusing solely on the elimination of violence against women and children. WAVE adheres to the aims of the United Nations, stressing the importance of working towards ending all forms of violence against women and children in public and private life in accordance with the Vienna Declaration, the Declaration on Violence against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action and all other related documents.