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Help in cases of violence and human trafficking

Last updated: 6/16/2023, 9:49 AM
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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.

Domestic violence

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 lgbtiq+ people

If you feel unsafe as an lgbtiq+ person, at 'COC Nederland' you will find all information on safety and help for lgbtiq+ people. The COC is an advocacy organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people in the Netherlands.

Other important organizations that can help you

Besides the 'COC Nederland', 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:

Human trafficking

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:

Victim support

'Slachtofferhulp Nederland' 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.

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