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AGST violence ACT

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Everyone has the right to a life free from fear, threat and violence

Das Gewaltschutzgesetz : The Protection Against Violence Act

Laws say what is allowed and what is forbidden. In Germany violence is forbidden, therefore also violence against women and children.

Since 2002 there is the Protection against Violence Act in Germany. This is a law that forbids violence in a marriage or relationship.

If there is violence between men and women, the Protection Against Violence Act can help. The Law can protect you from future violent assaults happening. It forbids men and women from seeing each other, talking to each other or living together. To be applicable it must be applied for in court.

If there is violence between men and women, the police can also help. The police can remove the man from the apartment. That is called eviction.

You can find more information about the Protection Against Violence Act here.


Women's shelter
Bayerischer Untermain


Contact available 24/7

Phone: 06021-2445506021-24455
frauenhaus@awo-ab.de

Languages

Counselling in English and Spanish
Mo – Do 9:00 – 16:00h
Fr 9:00 – 13:00h

Help in other languages is offered by the nationwide hotline 24/7:
08000 116 01608000 116 016