Where can I get help?

Get help and support if you feel that you are threatened by circumcision or if you have problems

Offers of help

If you feel immediately threatened:

You can contact the Violence Against Women Support Hotline. The hotline offers advice in 17 languages, can be reached on 08000 116 016 and is permanently staffed day and night (including weekends and holidays).

You can get help here too:

Coordination office of the Hessian women’s emergency hotlines, women’s counseling centers and women’s shelters in Hesse
www.frauenhaeuser-hessen.de

Women’s emergency hotline counseling center
069 / 70 94 94
www.frauennotrufe-hessen.de

Central Information Office of Autonomous Women’s Shelters (ZIF)
0561 / 820 30 30
www.autonome-frauenhaeuser-zif.de

Psychosocial centers for refugees and people seeking protection in Hesse
www.liga-hessen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/
Hessenlisten/Hessenliste_
Psychosoziale_Angebote_
Gefluechtete.pdf

There is a statement opposing female genital mutilation, which explains to parents, relatives and friends – including in your home country – that female circumcision is forbidden in Germany. You can download it in 13 languages from the following link:
www.hamburg.de/opferschutz/12138124/schutzbrief-gegen-genitalverstuemmelung/. The statement was developed by the City of Hamburg, but the information is valid for the whole of Germany.

Offers of help

If you feel immediately threatened:

You can contact the Violence Against Women Support Hotline. The hotline offers advice in 17 languages, can be reached on 08000 116 016 and is permanently staffed day and night (including weekends and holidays).

You can get help here too:

Coordination office of the Hessian women’s emergency hotlines, women’s counseling centers and women’s shelters in Hesse
www.frauenhaeuser-hessen.de

Women’s emergency hotline counseling center
069 / 70 94 94
www.frauennotrufe-hessen.de

Central Information Office of Autonomous Women’s Shelters (ZIF)
0561 / 820 30 30
www.autonome-frauenhaeuser-zif.de

Psychosocial centers for refugees and people seeking protection in Hesse
www.liga-hessen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/
Hessenlisten/Hessenliste_
Psychosoziale_
Angebote_Gefluechtete.pdf

There is a statement opposing female genital mutilation, which explains to parents, relatives and friends – including in your home country – that female circumcision is forbidden in Germany. You can download it in 13 languages from the following link:
www.hamburg.de/opferschutz/12138124/schutzbrief-gegen-genitalverstuemmelung/. The statement was developed by the City of Hamburg, but the information is valid for the whole of Germany.

You can find experienced and trustworthy advisors here, for example:

FIM - Frauenrecht ist Menschenrecht e.V.

Counseling and information center for immigrant women and their families
Varrentrappstraße 55
60486 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 9709797-0
info@fim-beratungszentrum.de
www.fim-frauenrecht.de

FORWARD for Women

Wilhelm-Hauff-Str. 2–4, near ASB, 3rd floor
60325 Frankfurt am Main
0157 / 83640309
mariame.sow@forwardforwomen.org
tobe.levin@forwardforwomen.org
https://forwardforwomen.org

LebKom e.V.

Scharnhorststr. 11
36037 Fulda
0661 / 64125
info@fulda-mosocho-project.com
www.fulda-mosocho-project.com/

FIM - Frauenrecht ist
Menschenrecht e.V.

Counseling and information center for immigrant women and their families
Varrentrappstraße 55
60486 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 9709797-0
info@fim-beratungszentrum.de
www.fim-frauenrecht.de

FORWARD for Women

Wilhelm-Hauff-Str. 2–4, near ASB, 3rd floor
60325 Frankfurt am Main
0157 / 83640309
mariame.sow@forwardforwomen.org
tobe.levin@forwardforwomen.org
https://forwardforwomen.org

Mädchenhaus Kassel 1992 e.V.

Integrative place for interculturalism and gender equality
Annastr. 9
34119 Kassel
0561 / 71785
info@maedchenhauskassel.de
www.maedchenhauskassel.de

African Women in Germany – Maisha e.V.

Neue Kräme 32
60211 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 90 43 49 05
maisha-african-women@gmx.de
www.maisha.org

NALA e.V.

Fritz-Boehle-Str. 8
60598 Frankfurt am Main
info@nala-fgm.de
www.nala-fgm.de

Mädchenhaus Kassel 1992 e.V.

Integrative place for interculturalism and gender equality
Annastr. 9
34119 Kassel
0561 / 71785
info@maedchenhauskassel.de
www.maedchenhauskassel.de

African Women in Germany –
Maisha e.V.

Neue Kräme 32
60211 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 90 43 49 05
maisha-african-women@gmx.de
www.maisha.org

NALA e.V.

Fritz-Boehle-Str. 8
60598 Frankfurt am Main
info@nala-fgm.de
www.nala-fgm.de

pro familia regional association

pro familia counseling centers

German Child Protection Association, Hesse regional association

pro familia regional association

pro familia counseling centers

German Child Protection Association, Hesse regional association

Doctors and interpreters

You can get a list of specialist doctors and interpreters who are familiar with your culture from your local counseling center.

Contact list – Offers of help in Hessen

For immediate danger – Hessen-wide

Police
Emergency number 110

Violence against women” helpline
08000 – 116 016
and online support
www.hilfetelefon.de/das-hilfetelefon.html

Police
Emergency number 110

Violence against women” helpline
08000 – 116 016
and online support
www.hilfetelefon.de/das-hilfetelefon.html

Shelter facilities and refuges – Hessen-wide

Coordination office for the Hessian
women’s emergency hotlines and
women’s counseling centers

Hessen women’s shelters
www.frauenhaeuser-hessen.de

Women’s emergency hotline
counseling center
069 / 70 94 94
www.frauennotrufe-hessen.de

Central Information Office of
Autonomous Women’s Shelters (ZIF)

0561 / 820 30 30
www.autonome-frauenhaeuser-zif.de

Psychosocial Centers (PSZ) for refugees
and people seeking protection in Hesse
www.liga-hessen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/Hessenlisten/Hessenliste_Psychosoziale_Angebote_Gefluechtete.pdf

Coordination office for the Hessian women’s emergency hotlines and women’s counseling centers

Hessen women’s shelters
www.frauenhaeuser-hessen.de

Women’s emergency hotline counseling center
069 / 70 94 94
www.frauennotrufe-hessen.de

Central Information Office of Autonomous Women’s Shelters (ZIF)
0561 / 820 30 30
www.autonome-frauenhaeuser-zif.de

Psychosocial Centers (PSZ) for refugees and people seeking protection in Hesse
www.liga-hessen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente/
Hessenlisten/Hessenliste_Psychosoziale_
Angebote_Gefluechtete.pdf

Kassel area

Women help women in the Kassel district
0561 / 49 10 434
www.frauenhaus-lk-kassel.de

Kassel autonomous women’s shelter
0561 / 89 88 89
https://www.frauenhaus-kassel.de

Women help women, Bad Wildungen
05621 / 30 95

AWO Intervention Center women’s shelter
Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
05681 / 6170
https://www.frauen-fuer-frauen-im-wmk.de

Women’s counseling and intervention center Bad Hersfeld
Women help women
06621 / 653 33
https://www.frauenhaus-bad-hersfeld.de
https://www.frauen-gegen-gewalt.de/de/organisation/frauenberatungs-und-interventionsstelle.html

Women help women in the Kassel district
0561 / 49 10 434
www.frauenhaus-lk-kassel.de

Kassel autonomous women’s shelter
0561 / 89 88 89
https://www.frauenhaus-kassel.de

Women help women, Bad Wildungen
05621 / 30 95

AWO Intervention Center women’s shelter
Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
05681 / 6170
https://www.frauen-fuer-frauen-im-wmk.de

Women’s counseling and intervention center Bad Hersfeld
Women help women
06621 / 653 33
https://www.frauenhaus-bad-hersfeld.de
https://www.frauen-gegen-gewalt.de/de/organisation/frauenberatungs-und-interventionsstelle.html

Marburg area

Women’s counseling and intervention center Marburg
Women help women
06421 / 14 830
https://www.frauenhaus-marburg.de

Women’s emergency call and counseling center Lauterbach
06641 / 977 244-0
fachberatung.frauen@vogelsbergkreis.de

Women’s counseling and intervention center Limburg
Women help women
06431 / 2 32 00
http://frauenhaus-limburg.de

Women’s counseling and intervention center Marburg
Women help women
06421 / 14 830
https://www.frauenhaus-marburg.de

Women’s emergency call and counseling center Lauterbach
06641 / 977 244-0
fachberatung.frauen@vogelsbergkreis.de

Women’s counseling and intervention center Limburg
Women help women
06431 / 2 32 00
http://frauenhaus-limburg.de

Giessen/Wetzlar area

Women’s shelter, Wetzlar
06441 / 46 364
http://frauenhaus-wetzlar.de

Social Service of Catholic Women
Women’s shelter, Gießen
0641 / 2001 710
https://www.skf-giessen.de/index.php/angebote-menu/hilfe-menu/fh-menu

Women’s shelter, Wetzlar
06441 / 46 364
http://frauenhaus-wetzlar.de

Social Service of Catholic Women
Women’s shelter, Gießen
0641 / 2001 710
https://www.skf-giessen.de/index.php/angebote-menu/hilfe-menu/fh-menu

Darmstadt/Bensheim area

Women’s shelter, Groß-Gerau
06152 / 3 99 77
http://frauenberatung-gg.de/frauenhaus

Women’s shelter, Darmstadt
06151 / 37 68 14
http://frauenhaus-darmstadt.de

Women’s shelter, Bergstrasse
06251 / 78 388
http://www.frauenhaus-bergstrasse.de

Women’s shelter, Erbach
06062 / 56 46
https://www.frauenberatung-erbach.de/frauenhaus

Frankfurt area

Women’s shelter, Wetterau
06031 / 1 53 53
https://www.frauenhaus-wetterau.de

Women’s emergency call and intervention center, Wetterau
06043 / 44 71
https://www.frauennotruf-wetterau.de

Women’s shelter, Hanau
06181 / 12 575
https://frauenhaus-hanau.de

Women’s shelter, Wächtersbach
06053 – 4987
http://frauenhaus-wächtersbach.de

Women help women, Hochtaunuskreis
06171 / 51 600
https://www.frauenhaus-oberursel.de

Women help women, MTK
06192 / 262 55
https://www.frauenhelfenfrauenmtkev.de/frauenhaus.html

Women help women, Offenbach
069 / 88 61 39
https://www.frauenhaus-offenbach.de

Frankfurt city

Frankfurt child and youth protection helpline
0800 / 20 10 111 (free)

Youth and Social Welfare Office of the city of Frankfurt
069 / 212 44900 (hotline)

Women’s emergency number, Frankfurt
069 / 70 94 94
www.frauennotruf-frankfurt.de

Autonomous women’s shelter
Women help women e.V.
06101 / 48311
info@frauenhaus-ffm.de
www.frauenhaus-ffm.de

Counseling and intervention center – women help women e.V.
Berger Str. 40-42, 8. floor, right
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. 069 / 48 98 65 51

Frankfurt Association for Social Homes
Counseling and intervention center
Schwanheimer Straße 7
60528 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 43 05 47 66
0172 / 61 98 984
beratung@frauenhaus-frankfurt.de
www.frauenhaus-frankfurt.de

FeM – Girls empowerment e. V.
Girls’ shelter, Frankfurt
Eschersheimer Landstraße 534
60433 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 53 10 70
www.fem-maedchenhaus.de

Frankfurt child and youth protection helpline
0800 / 20 10 111 (free)

Youth and Social Welfare Office of the city of Frankfurt
069 / 212 44900 (hotline)

Women’s emergency number, Frankfurt
069 / 70 94 94
www.frauennotruf-frankfurt.de

Autonomous women’s shelter
Women help women e.V.
06101 / 48311
info@frauenhaus-ffm.de
www.frauenhaus-ffm.de

Counseling and intervention center – women help women e.V.
Berger Str. 40-42, 8. floor, right
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. 069 / 48 98 65 51

Frankfurt Association for Social Homes
Counseling and intervention center
Schwanheimer Straße 7
60528 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 43 05 47 66
0172 / 61 98 984
beratung@frauenhaus-frankfurt.de
www.frauenhaus-frankfurt.de

FeM – Girls empowerment e. V.
Girls’ shelter, Frankfurt
Eschersheimer Landstraße 534
60433 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 53 10 70
www.fem-maedchenhaus.de

Counseling centers throughout Hessen

pro familia regional association
www.profamilia.de/hessen-fgm

pro familia counseling centers
www.profamilia.de/angebote-vor-ort/hessen.html

German Child Protection Agency, regional association Hessen
https://www.kinderschutzbund-hessen.de/wir-ueber-uns/orts-und-kreisverbaende

Wildwasser Hessen
www.wildwasser.de/info-und-hilfe/beratungsstellen-vor-ort

Kassel

1. Girl’s shelter Kassel 1992 e.V.
Integrative place for interculturality and gender justice
Annastr. 9
34119 Kassel
0561 / 71785
maedchenhauskassel@web.de
www.maedchenhauskassel.de

1. Girl’s shelter Kassel 1992 e.V.
Integrative place for interculturality and gender justice
Annastr. 9
34119 Kassel
0561 / 71785
maedchenhauskassel@web.de
www.maedchenhauskassel.de/

Gießen

Wildwasser Gießen
0641/76545
https://www.wildwasser-giessen.de

Wiesbaden

ZORA Wiesbaden
Contact and counseling center for girls and young women
0611 / 308 31 01
https://zoratreff.com

ZORA Wiesbaden
Contact and counseling center for girls and young women
0611 / 308 31 01
https://zoratreff.com

Frankfurt city

City of Frankfurt – Public Health Department
Humanitarian office hours
Zeil 5
60313 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 212 45241

Institute for Trauma, Care and Further Education, Frankfurt
Waidmannstraße 25
60596 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 46 99 00 53
orga@institut-fuer-traumabearbeitung.de
www.institut-fuer-traumabearbeitung.de

German Child Protection Agency
Bezirksverband Frankfurt e. V.
Comeniusstraße 37
60389 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 97 09 01 10
dksb@kinderschutzbund-frankfurt.de
www.kinderschutzbund-frankfurt.de/

Educational and family counseling center
Düsseldorfer Str. 1-7
60329 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 26 48 62 – 0
info@ifz-ev.de
www.ifz-ev.de

African Women in Germany
– Maisha e.V.
Neue Kräme 32
60211 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 90 43 49 05
maisha-african-women@gmx.de
www.maisha.org

FIM – Frauenrecht ist Menschenrecht e.V.
Counseling and information center for migrant women and their families
Varrentrappstraße 55
60486 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 9709797-0
info@fim-beratungszentrum.de
www.fim-frauenrecht.de

FORWARD for Women
Wilhelm-Hauff-Str. 2–4, near ASB, 3rd floor
60325 Frankfurt am Main
0157 / 83640309
mariame.sow@forwardforwomen.org
tobe.levin@forwardforwomen.org
https://forwardforwomen.org/

NALA e.V.
Fritz-Boehle-Str. 8
60598 Frankfurt am Main
info@nala-fgm.de
www.nala-fgm.de

City of Frankfurt – Public Health Department
Humanitarian office hours
Zeil 5
60313 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 212 45241

Institute for Trauma, Care and Further Education, Frankfurt
Waidmannstraße 25
60596 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 46 99 00 53
orga@institut-fuer-traumabearbeitung.de
www.institut-fuer-traumabearbeitung.de

German Child Protection Agency
Bezirksverband Frankfurt e. V.
Comeniusstraße 37
60389 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 97 09 01 10
dksb@kinderschutzbund-frankfurt.de
www.kinderschutzbund-frankfurt.de/

Educational and family counseling center
Düsseldorfer Str. 1-7
60329 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 26 48 62 – 0
info@ifz-ev.de
www.ifz-ev.de

African Women in Germany
– Maisha e.V.
Neue Kräme 32
60211 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 90 43 49 05
maisha-african-women@gmx.de
www.maisha.org

FIM – Frauenrecht ist Menschenrecht e.V.
Counseling and information center for migrant women and their families
Varrentrappstraße 55
60486 Frankfurt am Main
069 / 9709797-0
info@fim-beratungszentrum.de
www.fim-frauenrecht.de

FORWARD for Women
Wilhelm-Hauff-Str. 2–4, near ASB, 3rd floor
60325 Frankfurt am Main
0157 / 83640309
mariame.sow@forwardforwomen.org
tobe.levin@forwardforwomen.org
https://forwardforwomen.org/

NALA e.V.
Fritz-Boehle-Str. 8
60598 Frankfurt am Main
info@nala-fgm.de
www.nala-fgm.de