Support

The End Violence Against Women Coalition is a campaigning organisation and we are not able to provide individual advice or support. 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger or in need of urgent protection, call the police on 999. 

For short or long term emotional support, advocacy, counselling, advice or refuge in the UK, please see the various services below.

Domestic Violence

Call the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808  2000 247 or find a local support centre via the Women's Aid website.

Rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse

Contact a local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) - or one of the Havens in London - for immediate medical and emotional support after rape or assault.

Rape Crisis centres provide counselling, advocacy and many other support services for women who have experienced rape and/or sexual abuse at any time in their lives.

The Rape Crisis national helpline supports victims/survivors or those supporting them every day of the year 12pm - 2.30pm and 7pm - 9.30pm on 0808 802 9999.

Local Rape Crisis support centres can be found via the Rape Crisis website.

Stalking

Call the National Stalking helpline 0808 802 0300 or email them at advice@stalkinghelpline.org

Women's Aid's Digital Stalking guide to protect yourself online

Trafficking

Call the Metropolitan police trafficking hotline 0800 783 2589 to report suspected trafficking

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Call the 24 hour FGM helpline (run by NSPCC in in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and specialist support organisations including Daughters of Eve, Equality Now and Forward) on 0800 028 3550 or email fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Specialist support for black and ethnic minority women

Call the Southall Black Sisters helpline on 020 8571 0800 (open Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm)

Legal advice for women experiencing violence

Rights of Women provide free and confidential legal advice covering family law, criminal law and immigration & asylum law. Details of their advice lines can be found on the Rights of Women website.