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Violence against women helpline

If you are a woman affected by physical or psychological violence, the helpline offers you free initial advice and information on possible help. The helpline is aimed in particular at

  • Women who are affected or threatened by violence,
  • People from the social environment of women who are affected or threatened by violence,
  • People who are confronted with violence against women in the course of their professional or voluntary work, e.g. counseling, support or intervention.

The help hotline is barrier-free and multilingual. You will receive telephone advice, information and, if necessary, referral to local support facilities by qualified female specialists. Help is anonymous and confidential and is also offered by e-mail and chat. Advice is also available in German sign language.

You can reach the helpline on the free number 116 016 around the clock, even at weekends and on public holidays - 365 days a year.

You can also get advice by email, chat or in sign language on the website



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competent Bodies

Hilfetelefon "Gewalt gegen Frauen"
Telephone: 08000 116016

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)