The GNWS Women's Helplines Project

Project Lila.Help

If a woman needs help, what number do you want to give her?

Imagine if…
… Someone you love gets threatened and feels they need to leave and find help.
… Your colleague based abroad quietly tells you that she is being abused by her intimate partner.
… A family member had a date during their holiday and calls you after getting assaulted.

And the last thing you want to do is to inadvertently send your niece, colleague, neighbor, or your friend to an organization which advertises that they help victims, but in reality is trafficking or otherwise harming women and children. In too many communities, organizations purport to help victims, but in reality, counsel women to return to their abusive husbands.

Currently across the globe

  • There is NO respected international website that lists accurate, vetted, and safe resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence in every country across the world.
  • There are many organizations and volunteers who provide helpline information; however, the helpline numbers can become not up to date easily.
  • Some resources refer to for instance United Nations reports, local research, and other materials, which are needed, important, and interesting, but they aren’t helpful to a victim currently in crisis.
  • There is no global organization responsible for collecting and constantly updating reliable and accurate helpline information on every continent.

We want this to change by starting a project

  • To organize a global website where everybody, victims of domestic and sexual violence, supporting family/friends and professionals, can easily find trustworthy women’s helpline information of every country in the world.
  • To organize international and national strategies to create, support and secure women’s helplines and crisishelp in every country of the world.

Do you want to know more about the project? Here you find the Project Document

You can be of help: donate for Lila.Help and make sure that every woman in the world can reach out for basic help.

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