Our experience and research, complemented by the support of our NGO partners uncover that:
- The maximum number of domestic violence cases are reported around midnight
- The victimized women feel helpless and their lives seem threatened, since they are unable to escape from the location
- Women with children feel even more helpless, and their children are traumatized as well
How it works:
- Our hotline is a support and rescue mechanism for victims, especially those in highly volatile situations and extreme trauma
- The calls are received by highly trained volunteers, making it easier for them to assess the situation and speak with the caller with patience as well as a sense of urgency
- Most often victims want help in the interim, while knowing that there is someone for them. They are hesitant to approach the police given the stigma attached in doing so.
- Our nearest NGO partner or team of volunteers reach the victim, and help them reach the emergency short-term shelters. If required, volunteers also carry emergency medical aid.
- Once the victim is safe, we consult with counselors and a team of lawyers for further action
- Where essential (possible threat to life of the victim and or her children and family), we seek the support of the police and other administrative authorities