Support for those experiencing violence

Experiencing violence, including sexual violence or any violence because of your gender is never your fault! It is never too late to report or seek help if you want to, UNHCR and its partners are available to support you.

If you are experiencing any kind of sexual harassment, violence (at home or outside the home) or threats of violence, please immediately contact any of the lines below:

  • Catholic Relief Service Hotline: 📞 +62 811 9670 250 or
  • UNHCR Dedicated Phone Number: 📞 +62 811 1000 424

You will be given confidential advice about what to do next and how to get the support you need.

What is Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)?

Physical and emotional violence—in the form of force, coercion, threats, and deception— against another because of their sex or gender is considered SGBV. While many victims and survivors are women and girls, men and boys can also suffer from SGBV.

Types of SGBV:

  • Rape: Unwanted, non-consensual penetration. This also includes any sexual activity with a child below age 18.
  • Sexual Assault: Any sexual threat or act conducted without consent, including within a marriage. This also includes any sexual activity with a child below age 18, female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual abuse and harassment, exploitation, and forced prostitution.
  • Physical assault: Threats or acts of physical harm, with or without weapons. This includes beating, punching, maiming, killing.
  • Forced Marriage: marriage against a person’s will.
  • Child Marriage: Any marriage of a child (below age 18), of any gender
  • Denial of resources, opportunities, or services: Social and economic isolation and denial of access to education, healthcare (including contraceptives), employment, and basic rights.
  • Psychological/emotional abuse: Infliction of mental or emotional pain, including threats of harm or practices that insult, degrade, humiliate, or isolate a person from their friends and family. These may also include verbal harassment, destruction of cherished things, unwanted attention, or menacing remarks, gestures or written words

These forms of violence may occur between family members or those in an intimate relationship. Perpetrators may be strangers, acquaintances, family members or those considered as family members, regardless of whether they live in the same household.

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