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Emergency Contacts in the Event of Sexualised Violence

If you have been a victim or witness of sexualised violence, you can find initial support and further help here. In addition, the central Equal Opportunities Officer will support you by email or telephone - anonymously if you wish.

Violence against women

Nationwide helpline

  • telephone: 116 016
  • Availability: 24h, free of charge, anonymous
  • Website: Helpline


The BIG hotline is a contact for domestic violence against women.

Sexual abuse helpline

Telephone counselling for sexual abuse is anonymous, free of charge and available in several languages.

Counselling centres for women and girls in conflict and violent situations

Autonomes Frauenzentrum e.V. (Women centre)

The Women's Centre is a counselling centre for girls, women and senior citizens.

Counselling focus: psychological violence, sexualised violence/rape, sexual harassment and other experiences of violence, stalking, bullying

Counselling for victims and witnesses of crimes

Services: Trauma ambulance, counselling and support for all types of violence, stalking, human trafficking

Studentenwerk Potsdam

The psychotherapeutic counselling centre of the Studentenwerk Potsdam is a contact for mental health crises.


AndersARTIG offers counselling for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, inter* and queer people.

Women's shelter Potsdam

The Potsdam Women's Shelter offers counselling and protected accommodation in cases of domestic violence. In case of emergency, admission is possible around the clock.

Anonymous forensics & immediate medical aid

Anonymous forensics

Confidential forensic examination is possible within 72 hours of the offence and can also be carried out independently of the decision to file a police report. Say the key phrase in the emergency room:

"Ich brauche dringend ein Gespräch mit einer Gynäkologin (I urgently need to speak to a gynaecologist)" (or "Ich brauche dringend ein Gespräch mit einem Urologen (I urgently need to speak to a urologist)").

You can also ask to be examined by a doctor of the same sex. You will then be directed immediately and discreetly from reception to the relevant ward or specialist.

The confidential forensic examination service is also available in Brandenburg at the Carl-Thiem-Klinikum, Frankfurt (Oder) Hospital, Brandenburg an der Havel University Hospital and Ruppin-Brandenburg University Hospital (Neuruppin), Alexianer St. Josefs-Krankenhaus Potsdam-Sanssouci and Oranienburg Hospital and the Charité's violence protection ambulance in Berlin.

In Berlin, it is possible to secure evidence at the Charité's violance protection ambulance

Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann: Central Emergency Department

Contact point after a rape: immediate medical care and anonymous securing of evidence


Further information and practical tips can be found in the publication"Sexismus ist kein Kavaliersdelikt!" (in German)