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Racist and sexist attacks

In Germany, no person should be treated badly because of their origin, appearance, language, sexual orientation or gender. This is written in section 3 of the Basic Law. The Basic Law is the constitution of Germany. Some people do not obey these rules. They threaten, insult or attack other people. If you have experiences an attack, talk to people who you trust. Advice offices [href]de/willkommen/beratungsstellen#contentBox">(Beratungs-Stellen) can also support you. There are also special advice offices for this kind of problem.

Police

If you or another peson are urgently in need of help, call the police. Use the emergency number 110. You can call day or night.
Say:
- Your name
- Your location (where are you right now?)
- the reason for your call (why are you calling?)

Violence against women

If someone insults, threatens or hurts you because they do not accept your sexual orientation, you can get special help. Violence by people from your own country, by family members or by your husband will be punished in Germany. If you have witnessed an attack, you can also get help.

You can call the number 0152 539 481 94. You will be helped. This help is free of charge. The support is anonymous and confidential. You can find more information on the websitewww.hilfetelefon.de.

Sexist violence

If someone insults, threatens or hurts you because they do not accept your sexual orientation, you can get special help. Violence by people from your own country, by family members or by your partner will be punished in Germany.
If you have witnessed an attack, you can also get help.

You can call the number 0152 539 481 94. You will be helped. This help is free of charge. The support is anonymous and confidential. You can find more information on the website Queer-Refugees.de

Rassistische Gewalt

If someone threatens you because you do not look german, you can get special help. If you have witnessed an attack, you can also get help.
You can call the number 0711 888 999 33 you will be helped. The support is anonymous and confidential. There are interpreters for many different languages.

No personal information will be passed on. The advice offices will inform you about your rights. They will accompany you to the police, if you want to report the incident. They can also help you to find a psychologist. The advice office will also help you if the attacker was an official person (Security, Police, manager of an accomodation facility or others).
The advice office for Baden-Württemberg is called Leuchtlinie.