Domestic violence often affects women and children. Their own home is the most dangerous place for women. Every third woman in Europe is affected by physical, mental or sexual violence. Mental violence is difficult to detect. Violence has physical and emotional consequences!
Austria has laws for protection against violence in the neighbourhood, work and family. Physical, sexual and mental violence are prohibited.
Violence in education and the family is also forbidden. Acts of violence in the family can be legally punished.
Support for victims of violence
- Telephonic counselling offers telephonic support, sometimes around the clock.
- Women’s shelters are accommodations, where women and children, who are affected by violence, can be accommodated, protected and supported.
ATTENTION: Assistance in case of violence
If you or anyone in your environment is affected by violence, get professional help and support!
Telephonic advice and support
Frauenhelpline – Halt der Gewalt (Women Help Line) ✆ 0800 222 555 (0–24h)
Frauennotruf Salzburg (Salzburg Women Emergency Line) ✆ 0662 88 11 00
Frauenhaus Salzburg (Salzburg Women shelter) ✆ 0662 458 458 (0–24h)
Frauennotruf Innergebirg (Innergebirg Women Emergency Line) ✆ 0664 500 68 68 (0–24h)
Gewaltschutzzentrum Salzburg (Salzburg Protection against Violence Centre) ✆ 0662 870 100
In case of acute danger, call the police! Emergency call ✆ 133