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World wide / International abuse and crisis help lines. Are you in crisis right now? You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) in the USA. You can also search for your local rape crisis center. If you are in danger now call 911. If you are reporting a rape you should ask the local crisis center for a victim's advocate who will walk you through the process. For information on Reporting a rape click here.

 

International Rape Crisis Hotline Directories

USA Crisis Centers

http://www.ibiblio.org/rcip//rapecrisiscenters.html

 

International hotlines from RAINN

http://www.rainn.org/counseling-centers/international-resources.html

 

A world wide directory of International abuse and crisis help lines.

Very comprehensive listing in several languages from HP

http://www.hotpeachpages.net/index.html

 

International listing of crisis center websites

http://www.rcne.com/RCCs_links.htm

 

Rape Crisis Network Europe

http://www.rcne.com/

Click on the words rape crisis centers on the bottom left side of the screen.

 

Rape Crisis Centers by Country and State

http://pandys.org/forums/index.php?showforum=42

This directory was created by the founders and contributed to by members of the Pandora's Aquarium support group.

 

International women's directory

http://www.distel.ca/womlist/womlist.html

List of resources by country alphabetically

 

Hotlines- International

http://www.pandys.org/aphroditewounded/hotlines.html

UK - I've been raped, what should I do? from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/crime/support/rape.shtml

International Association of Forensic Nurses

http://www.forensicnurse.org/

Select resources from the menu. This site lists resources by state.

 

If you are a student free counseling is probably available through your University. For rape crisis information for your school try this google search. Please enter the name of your University. Example : Rape and LSU and Counseling

Crisis Sites by region

UK

Women's Aid Federation of England

http://womensaid.org.uk/

"About Women's Aid - Women's Aid Federation of England (Women's Aid) is the national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children."

 

SANE - Britain's longest standing mental health helpline

http://www.sane.org.uk/public_html/index.shtml

SANELINE 0845 767 8000 is SANE's national telephone helpline offering support and information to callers throughout the UK.

 

Victim Support

http://www.victimsupport.org/

Support for victim's of crime in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland

"We provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime."

 

Australia

Australian crisis hotlines ( 6247 2525)

http://www.australiasaysno.gov.au/gettinghelp/state_territory_numbers.htm

Use this page for specific contact details on services available in each State and Territory within Australia.

 

Online crisis help for Australia

http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au/#

 

Ireland

 

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

http://www.rcni.ie/

Click on the words "find help" at the top left of the screen.

"The Rape Crisis Network (RCNI) is a multi-member political and campaigning organisation committed to the elimination of all forms of sexual violence through effecting political, cultural and social change." 1 800-778888

 

Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland

http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/

Click on "local centres" to find rape crisis centers.

 

 

Middle East

Middle East crisis information

http://hotpeachpages.net/mideast/index.html

 

Asia

Asia resources from - International Domestic Violence

http://www.hotpeachpages.net/asia/index.html

Medical care in Asia

 

France

Collectif Féministe Contre le Viol

www.cfcv.asso.fr

+33 800 05 95 95 helpline, Email: collectiffeministe.contreleviol@wanadoo.fr

 

Spain

ASOCIACIÓN DE ASISTENCIA A MUJERES VIOLADAS

http://www.violacion.org

91 574 01 10

Africa

Rape Crisis--Cape Town
http://www.rapecrisis.org.za

Speak Out
http://www.speakout.org.za/

Rape Outcry
http://www.rapeoutcry.co.za

 

Canadian Resources

Pan Canadian group of sexual assault centres

http://www.casac.ca/

"We are a Pan Canadian group of sexual assault centres who have come together to implement the legal, social and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent, and ultimately eradicate, rape and sexual assault."

 

Ontario, Canada rape crisis resources

http://www.sacha.on.ca/other.htm

Rape crisis centers in Canada

 

Domestic violence agencies: Canada

http://www.hotpeachpages.net/canada/canada1.html

 

Canadian women's health resources

http://www.cwhn.ca/resource/violence.html

 

Canadian Government Site

http://www.gc.ca/

 

Status of Women Canada

http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/

"Status of Women Canada (SWC) is the federal government agency which promotes gender equality, and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country."

 

Canadian women's resources directory

http://www.womenspace.ca/

http://directory.womenspace.ca/directory.cgi

 

Vancouver rape and releif links

http://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/resources/

 

Shelternet connects abused women to shelters

http://www.shelternet.ca/splashPage.htm

 

ONTARIO WOMEN'S JUSTICE NETWORK

http://www.owjn.org/index.htm

"An online legal resource for women's organizations and individuals working on issues related to justice and violence against women and children."

 

Legal Aid Ontario

http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/

"Legal Aid is available to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems..."

 

Hotlines by topic

 

Rape Crisis Hotlines

  • Rape Crisis 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) -

    Helpline 020 8683 3300 / Counselling 020 8683 3311

  • Victim Support 0845 30 30 900

    __________

    Self Injury Hotlines

  • Self Injury 1.800.DON'T.CUT (366-8288)
  • Bristol Crisis Service for Women + 44 (0) 117 925 1119

    __________

    Suicide Hotlines

  • Suicide Hotline 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
  • The Samaritans 0345 90 90 90

    __________

    Domestic Violence Hotlines

  • Domestic Violence 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • Lifeline 01262 469 085
  • Women's Aid Federation 08457 023 048

    __________

    LGBTQ Hotlines

  • Gay & Lesbian 1.888.THE.GLNH (843.4564)
  • LGBT Domestic Violence 07812 644 914

 

 

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International Therapy Information

 

For information call 0845.766.0163

 

Seeking a therapist in the UK

http://www.bacp.co.uk/seeking_therapist/index.html

 

Find a Psychologist in the UK

http://www.bps.org.uk/e-services/find-a-psychologist/psychoindex.cfm

 

Find a Therapist in the UK

http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/find_a_therapist.html

 

Find a Therapist in the UK

http://www.ufindus.com/

 

Find an EMDR specialist in the UK

http://www.emdr-europe.org/

 

International directory of therapists

http://www.sachinternational.com/therapists.htm

http://libraries.nelh.nhs.uk/mentalhealth/

http://www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk/

http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Factsheets/Sexual+abuse/

http://www.sane.org.uk/public_html/index.shtml

SANELINE 0845 767 8000 is SANE's national telephone helpline offering support and information to callers throughout the UK.

http://www.aaets.org/searchnew.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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References:

Macdonalds, J. (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.

rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486

Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.

Sedney, M., "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).

 

 

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