Helpline for victims of (domestic) violence

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

Published

Updated 22-12-2014
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Project
RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeLet´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectHelpline for victims of (domestic) violence
Number of the Project172
Project Promoter

Bílý kruh bezpečí

www.bkb.cz     www.donalinka.cz     www.domacinasili.cz

Objective of the Project

In the Czech Republic, a free of charge helpline for the victims of abuse including domestic violence still does not exist. The project implementer has been conducting such lines since 2001, but they are chargeable and their accessibility is limited by the technical equipment. This project’s goal is to establish a unique specialized free of charge first aid line focused on helping the victims of abuse. Since 01/01/2015, the line will offer immediate professional and discreet nonstop accessible help to all subjects of domestic violence and women/men afflicted with any kind of violence. The gratuitousness of the line will eliminate financial discrimination; enable carrying out an emergency call and thus helping to solve the situation of the caller. The renovation of the switchboard and the free of charge calling will enable a greater amount of people to receive help in time - people economically dependent on the abuser, people living in a difficult social situation and the homeless. The new service of the free helpline will be communicated in a campaign, at a press conference and as a part of region seminars. An instruction card for the helping professionals will be created.

Approved grant

432 260 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st July 2014, End date: 30th April 2016