“Gender-based violence causes psychological, physical and sexual harm to a person and it is unacceptable.
Survivors and the community can do something about it. Silence is not the answer. Everyone in the community has a responsibility to create a safe and supportive environment to live in and prevent sexual and gender-based violence.
How to support:
· Listen to the survivor and respect privacy.
· Provide support, seek assistance from community leaders.
· Assist survivors to access services for health, security, legal and psycho-social from service providers.
· Do not blame or judge the survivor.
· Do not discuss incident publicly.
· Do not report incident without consent.
· Do not condone silence.
Please Note: Refugee and Asylum-Seekers will be able to report GBV incidents and receive appropriate multi sectoral assistance, even during the COVID19 crisis.
Lifesaving GBV interventions should continue to ensure critical GBV response and services are always available for those who are in need.
If you have been exposed to any harm, UNHCR and its partners are available to support you. You can call the following numbers:
UNHCR Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Hotline: +919821235410
Helpline numbers: +919810173130, +917303154009
UNHCR field office in Chennai: +914424461735
Women’s Helpline New Delhi: 1091
Ambulance Helpline: 102
Police Control Room: 100
Location-wise Partner NGO’s SGBV contacts
Delhi: BOSCO Organization for Social Concern and Operation (BOSCO)
+918130702677, +918447869120, +919999929135, +919718603798
Delhi: Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC)
Jammu: Save the Children India
Hyderabad: Save the Children India
Jaipur: Development and Justice Initiative (DAJI)
Mewat: ActionAid Association (AA)
Aligarh and Mathura: ActionAid Association (AA)
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