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LARA - Fachstelle gegen sexualisierte Gewalt an Frauen*

LARA offers a free outreach mobile counselling service for refugee women, trans*, inter*, and non-binary persons, who have experienced violence or are continuing to do so.

We offer confidential and partisan counselling, support and information, irrespective of how long ago the violence took place. Women, trans*, inter*, and non-binary persons who have experienced violence can continue to feel the physical and psychological effects for years afterwards.  

This service is open to all refugee women, trans*, inter*, and non-binary persons irrespective of religion, status, disability or sexual orientation.

There are many forms of violence

Physical violence
e.g., pushing, hitting, strangling, kicking, locking up

Sexual violence
obscene jokes and comments, unsolicited touching, harassment of all kinds – including rape

Psychological violence
e.g. threats, insults, blackmail, control, isolation

Human trafficking
Being forced to work against your will

You are welcome to come to us if you need support.

We offer

  • Psycho-social counselling in Arabic, English, French, and German or in other languages with the help of an interpreter
  • Group counselling sessions
  • To accompany you to authorities, doctors etc.
  • Information events on various topics
  • Legal counselling in family law, the Protection against Violence Act and criminal law
  • Contacts to other support services (e.g. to safe houses for women, trans*, inter*, non-binary persons and children and to doctors and therapists)

Mobile counselling can take place

  • on LARA’s premises
  • in your home
  • in another place of your choice

The mobile counselling service is

  • free of charge
  • partisan
  • anonymous
  • independent
  • confidential

Confidentiality obligation

We will not pass on your name or your story to other persons or official bodies without your consent.

Only you decide whether and what kind of information we may pass on!