Find direct support if you experience or suspect stalking
If you or someone you know is concerned about potential spying, monitoring, or stalking, trust your instincts and find a safe way to learn about your local resources and options. Please note that if you think someone may be monitoring your device, that person would be able to see any searches for help or resources. If you’re concerned about this, use another device – one that the person has not had physical access to – when reaching out for information or assistance. If you are in immediate danger, contact your local authorities.
Technology Safety Australia
Managed by WESNET’s Safety Net Australia team, this website discusses technology, privacy, and safety in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and violence against women.
Women’s Services Network: national peak body for specialist women’s domestic and family violence services.
In Australia, WESNET Safe Connections phones donated by Telstra provide new smartphones to women and their children. For more information, please contact 1800RESPECT or your local support service.
ZÖF – Zusammenschluss Österreichischer Frauenhäuser
The women’s shelters associated with the ZÖF community offer all sorts of support to women been mistreated or threatened by their (ex) partner. Experts offer psychosocial, legal and practical help in particular in frames of cyber violence by a current or former partner. Depending on your needs and situation, we offer protection, advice and temporary accommodation.
- Specialized advice for victims of domestic cyberviolence:
The “En avant toute(s)” chat room: free and anonymous, it offers listening, advice and guidance. To go to the chat, just go to the website www.commentonsaime.fr and click on the tab “Je discute avec une professionnelle”
The Centre Hubertine Auclert’s resource site: For more information on marital cyberviolence and sexist and sexual cyberviolence, your rights and procedures, you can consult https: //www.stop -cybersexisme.com/
- General support against domestic violence:
3919 “Violences Femmes Information”: national, anonymous and free helpline for victims and their relatives, created and managed by the Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes.
The Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes (FNSF) is a network of specialized local associations that offer multi-professional support and shelter for female victims of domestic violence. Find here an association near you.
The Information Centers on the Rights of Women and Families (CIDFF) is a federation of specialized local associations which offer legal information as well as social and psychological support to victims of domestic violence. Find here an association near you.
Arrêtons les Violences (Stop Violence): the French government’s resource site for female victims of violence offering information about procedures and assistance as well as about support and shelter systems in France: https: //www.stop-violences-femmes.gouv.Fr/
- WEISSER RING
WEISSER RING Helpline: +49-116-006
WEISSER RING also offers free Documentation and Evidence Collection App called “NO STALK”. It is important to note that this app should not be used on devices that one suspects may be monitored.
WEISSER RING is the only nationwide active victim support organisation in Germany. Our volunteers work in accordance to these professional standards. The victim support provided by WEISSER RING is based on the idea of offering free help to victims of crime. The victim support workers provide one-to-one assistance in a voluntary and professional capacity. We are independent from state funding and offer more than 390 nationwide local points of contact.
- bff Bundesverband Frauenberatungsstellen und Frauennotrufe
Helpline: +49-0800-22-55-530Please find your local help organisation by entering your region here.
Donne in Rete contro la violenza (D.i.Re; “Women Net Against Violence”)
With this link you can find all telephone numbers of the D.i.Re anti-violence centers, city by city in alphabetical order.
The anti-violence centers offer psychological counseling, legal advice, support groups, training, promotion, awareness and prevention, data collection and processing, guidance for work, collection of bibliographic and documentary material on the themes of violence. The shelter houses, often with a secret address, accomodate women and their minor children for an emergency period.
+60 016 237 4221
- Консорциум Женских Неправительственных Объединений (Women’s Non-governmental Communities Consortium)Contact Form: http://wcons.net/uridicheskaya-pomochs/#section1
- Центр против насилия в отношении женщин «Анна» All-Russian helpline for women affected by domestic violence: +7-800-7000-600
Victim support services are available all over Switzerland to tell you about your rights, help you process what has happened and let you know about further support options. You can choose the one you would like to contact, which means that you can also use victim support services in another canton. List of all victim support services in Switzerland https://www.opferhilfe-schweiz.ch/en/where-can-i-find-support/
Mor Çatı (Purple Roof Women’s Shelter Foundation)
Please note: these two phone numbers are valid only during COVID-19 times. In other cases please use landline number:
+ 90 (212) 292 52 31-32
Available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10.30 to 16.30
Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender – Family – Women and Adolescent (CSAGA)
Available 24 hours
+44 0808 802 0300
- The U.S. National Network to End Domestic Violence’s (NNEDV) Safety Net Project focuses on the intersection of technology and domestic and sexual violence and works to address how it impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims by: working with communities, agencies, and technology companies, educating victim advocates and the general public, training law enforcement and justice systems, social services, coordinated community response teams and others, and advocating for strong local, state, national and international policies.
Safety Net Project, Tech & Privacy Survivor Toolkit
- WomensLaw.org provides information that is relevant to people of all genders, not just women. The Email Hotline will provide legal information to anyone who reaches out with legal questions or concerns regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, or any other topic covered on WomensLaw.org.
WomensLaw – Cyberstalking
- The U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline has highly-trained advocates available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: +1−800−799−7233
- National VictimConnect Resource Center: +1−855−4−VICTIM
- Illinois Stalking Advocacy Center
Illinois Stalking Advocacy Center is the only agency whose sole focus is assisting stalking victims by providing court advocacy, safety planning and a local security camera rental program.
Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) provide database of women’s specialist support services. Services include, but are not limited to national women’s helplines, shelters accessible to women survivors of GBV, women’s centres, counselling services and specialist services for survivors of sexualised violence from 46 European countries. You may find helpful resource by entering your location.
Lila.help is a global platform where victims can find trustworthy gender-based violence helplines and NGOs for almost every country in the world. Every helpline or organization on this website is safe, will provide a listening ear, understands what victims need, is part of a broader crisis-help network, and can answer your questions or call for help. Lila help is an initiative from the Global Network Of Women’s Shelters (GWNS).
Educate yourself and help to raise awareness about stalkerware
Stalking Prevention Awareness and Resource Center (SPARC)
SPARC provides nationwide training, technical assistance and resources to allied professionals, including: victim service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel, judges, corrections, treatment providers, mental health professionals, campus student conduct offices, campus police/security, Title IX offices, and others.
SPARC does NOT provide direct services to victims of stalking. If you are experiencing stalking, please see our list of resources available here.
If you would like to receive technical assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via phone at (202) 558-0040. If you are interested in receiving training from SPARC, please click here
Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)
The WAVE Network aims to promote and strengthen the human rights of women and children in general and to prevent violence against women and children in particular. WAVE is the only European network focusing solely on the elimination of violence against women and children.
Stop your violence
Perpetrators wanting to take responsibility for their actions and looking to change their behaviours are welcome to get in touch with WWP EN via email@example.com. We will be able to help with referrals to local member organisations, qualified to support those seeking to stop their violence.
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