List of domestic violence hotlines

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Domestic violence hotlines provide emergency support and referral services over the phone those in volatile relationships. Hotlines are generally dedicated to women escaping abusive relationships and provide referral to women's shelters.

Domestic violence hotlines are generally available at all times during the day, however, problems with busy lines or disconnections due to lack of funding sometimes limit their usefulness.[1] Additionally, battered gay men report that hotline workers will sometimes not provide them with services or will refer them to the batterers' line.[2] Nonetheless, scholars assume that hotlines reduce frequency of domestic violence.[3]


Region Service Website
Nationwide 1800 RESPECT website
New South Wales Domestic Violence NSW website
Victoria Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria website
Queensland Domestic Violence Hotline Queensland website
South Australia Domestic Violence Crisis Service website
Western Australia Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline website
Northern Territory N/A
Tasmania Family Violence Counselling and Support Service website
ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT website


Region Service Website
Ontario Assaulted Women's Helpline website
Quebec SOS violence conjugale (24/7) 1 800 363-9010 website
British Columbia VictimLink BC website
Alberta Family Violence Info Line website
Manitoba Domestic Violence Crisis Line website
Saskatchewan Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women website
Nova Scotia Bryony House website
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Prince Edward Island Island Help Line website


Region Service Website
Women's Hotline in Beijing website


Region Service Website
Nationwide The Purple Dial Sexual and Domestic Violence Hotline[4]

New Zealand[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide Domestic Violence Crisis Line website


Region Service Website
Nationwide Ministry of human rights-Women - Managing and operating Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Human Rights Centre for Women in Islamabad. Address: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Human Rights Centre for Women, Sector H-8/1, St # 04, Pitrass Bukhari Road, Near City School, Ministry of Human Rights, Islamabad. Contact: Manager Numbers:- 051-9101256, 9101257, 9101258. Helpline — 1099 for free legal advice website
Punjab The Punjab Women’s Toll-Free Helpline 1043 and online complaint form is available 24/7 website
Nationwide Phone: 042-35842256-7
Nationwide Sindh Legal Advisory Call Centre (SLACC) Helpline - Toll-free 0800-70806
Nationwide Digital Rights Foundation’s Cyber Harassment Helpline - Toll-free 0800-39393 Visit everyday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Email:
Nationwide Rozan Helpline - FREE Telephonic Counseling 0800-22444, 0303-4442288 (*Regular charges) Mon-Sat, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

South Africa[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide Tears
Nationwide South Africa Police Service
Nationwide Sonke Gender Justice
Global What Works
Nationwide Social Department
Nationwide For Women by 1st for Women Insurance
Western Cape Given Gain
Nationwide Soul City Institute for Social Justice
Nationwide Gender-Based Violence Command Centre 0800 428 428
Nationwide Families South Africa
Gauteng People Opposing Women Abuse
Nationwide Childline South Africa
Nationwide Action Society
Nationwide Stop Gender Violence helpline website


Region Service Website
Nationwide 113 Protection Hotline website

United Kingdom[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide Domestic Violence Helpline website

United States[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide National Domestic Violence Hotline website
Nationwide National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline website


  1. ^ Birnbaum, Adrienne, Yvette Calderon, Paul Gennis, Rama Rao, and E. John Gallagher. "Domestic violence: diurnal mismatch between need and availability of services." Academic Emergency Medicine 3, no. 3 (1996): 246-251.
  2. ^ Letellier, Patrick. "Twin epidemics: Domestic violence and HIV infection among gay and bisexual men." Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 4, no. 1 (1996): 69-81.
  3. ^ Dugan, Laura, Daniel S. Nagin, and Richard Rosenfeld. "Explaining the Decline in Intimate Partner Homicide The Effects of Changing Domesticity, Women's Status, and Domestic Violence Resources." Homicide Studies 3, no. 3 (1999): 187-214.
  4. ^ "Multilanguage hotline opens for domestic violence victims | The Japan Times". 9 February 2011. Retrieved 2016-09-11.