Help in cases of violence and human trafficking
If you are a victim of (sexual) violence or human trafficking and need immediate help, call 112. If there is no immediate danger, but you are not safe, there are organisations that can help you.
Do you not feel safe with your host family or in the municipal shelter? Are you a victim of domestic violence, or do you suspect (child) abuse in your environment? You can contact the following organizations:
Sexual abuse and violence
If you or someone you know are a victim of sexual abuse please contact the following organisation:
Safety for lhbtiq+ people
Feeling unsafe as a lhbtiq+ person? At the undefinedCOC Nederlandundefined you will find all information on safety and help for lhbtiq+ people. The COC is an advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people in the Netherlands.
Other important organizations that can help you
Besides the undefinedCOC Nederlandundefined, there are many other important organizations that can help you if you are not safe because of your gender or sexual orientation. Below is an overview:
Are you a victim of human trafficking? Or is someone you know a victim? For urgent assistance, call 112. Is your situation not urgent, but do you need police assistance? Please call the police via (0900) 88 44.
You can also get help from the following organizations:
undefinedSlachtofferhulp Nederlandundefined offers emotional, practical, and legal support to victims of violence and sexual abuse in the Netherlands.
Safety in taxis
Keep your family and friends well-informed of your location when using cabs or minivans owned by private individuals. If you do not trust the situation, exit the vehicle if possible and contact the police, your family or friends.