Dusseldorf – Protection for women and children

With families spending unusually much time together bound in their homes, the incidents of domestic violence have spiked in the past weeks and days. The German city of Dusseldorf has therefore extended its accommodation facilities, shelters and protection services for women and children in need. For people suffering emotionally as a result from the corona restrictions, psychological counselling is offered via telephone hotlines.

To protect children and women against domestic violence, the city has, in cooperation with partner organisations, rented hotel rooms for the acute accomodation of victims of violence. Read more here (in German)

Staying at home and social distancing take a psychological and emotional toll on everyone but especially those who already suffer from psychological disorders and rely on medical or social support. Düsseldorf now established a telephone counselling service for those in need of support while staying at home. Read more here (in German)

With kindergarten and schools closed and many parents therefore working from home and having to simultaneously take care of the children, many find themselves overwhelmed by the extraordinary situation. Parents and children likewise can now get help and advice on how to cope better via a telephone service. Read more here (in German)

Contact: Stefanie Nietfeld

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