Get Help

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.

COVID-19 Specialist Resources

The specialist VAWG sector has created resources for the COVID-19 crisis in different formats and languages.

For victims and survivors of abuse: For-Survivors_COVID-19-Advice

For Friends, Family, Neighbours and Community: For-Community_COVID-19-and-Domestic-Abuse-Sexual-Violence-and-GBV

British Sign Language safety and wellbeing advice for survivors

Translations into community languages are available here

Domestic Violence

Call the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808  2000 247 or find a local support centre via the Womens Aid website. There is also a webchat service available.

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.

Rape Crisis also provide a webchat service at certain times of day.

Stalking

Call the National Stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300 or email them here.

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

Prostitution

In London, you can contact Women at the Well if you are looking for support.

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 [email protected]

Specialist support for black and minoritised women

Call the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) Domestic Violence/Abuse line: 0771 928 1714 (Monday to Thursday 10 AM – 1 PM) and 0759 597 0580 (Monday to Friday 10 AM -1 PM). Their email is [email protected]

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

List of specialist by and for BME ending VAWG agencies compiled by Imkaan: https://www.imkaan.org.uk/get-help

Legal advice for women experiencing violence & harassment

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

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