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#1 lilac_lover

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 12:29 AM

This is always a hard topic to raise at this time of year but I am asking for members from different countries to put their emergency helpline numbers on this thread with the country highlighted in bold. Thus...

Don't wait until it is too late. DV goes up by 33% at this time of year and if you are a bi female you are at increased risk. I have pinned this topic until after the New Year. Please try and keep it bumped over the holiday period. This thread is for helpline names and numbers only. If you are needing support from Shybi then please start a thread on the topic.

UK

National Domestic Violence 24 Hour number 0808 2000 87

http://www.nationald...elpline.org.uk/

Broken Rainbow LGB & T Helpline 0300 999 5428

http://www.brokenrai...k/help/helpline

https://www.facebook...8798218137846:0



(Taken from the National Domestic Violence website)


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All of the above information may not completely hide your tracks. Many browser types have features that display recently visited sites. The safest way to find information on the internet, would be at a local library, a friend's house, or at work.

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 02:30 AM

National Women's Aid Helpline Republic of Ireland 1800 341 900

http://www.womensaid...s/helpline.html

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:33 PM

Aww come on ladies. Even if your relationship is safe and secure I am sure you can find local numbers for your country and post... please?  :)

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:04 PM

Woman's Aid (Scotland)  -  0131 226 6606

Woman's Aid (Glasgow) - 0141 553 2006
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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:26 PM

United States:

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233 (24/7)
Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-356-6767

Hoping no one has to use them......stay safe.
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#6 lilac_lover

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 04:55 PM

Thanks ladies for your inputs :)

I hope no-one needed the numbers but I have changed the title so the thread can remain maybe a help to anyone needing it

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:00 PM

For US women living abroad - International Toll-Free 866-USWOMEN

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
http://www.866uswomen.org/

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:01 PM

Thank you very, very much for addressing this issue, lilac_lover.

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:29 PM

this is the Canadian
government family violence page.   http://www.justice.g.../help-aide.html





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