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Hotlines are available in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the victims of sexual abuse, assault and harassment. It's free and confidential.

Sexual abuse is a form sexual violence where a person uses power or coercion to force you into unwanted sexual activity. You can be a victim of sexual abuse if you are a woman, man or child. Other forms of sexual violence are sexual assault, such as rape, and sexual harassment, which is sexual behaviour toward you that is unwelcome or offensive.

If you’ve experienced sexual abuse, assault or harassment, you might be experiencing intense rage and fear, or you may feel numb. There are 1 hotlines in Dubai, United Arab Emirates who support the victims of sexual violence. Consider getting some support if you recognize any of the following:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Being filmed or photographed nude or in a sexually explicit way without your permission
  • Rape by more than one person (gang rape) or rape by the same person over a period of time (serial rape)
  • Being kissed or touched without your consent or being made, by coercion or force, to touch or kiss someone
  • Being coerced, threatened or forced to perform any sort of sexual activity
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • Being used sexually while you were very drunk, drugged, unconscious, or unable to say NO

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Feeling overwhelmed with a range of emotions, like anger, fear, numbness
  • An urge to use alcohol, drugs, or gamble excessively
  • Feeling guilty about the sexual abuse
  • Having nightmares about the sexual abuse you experienced
  • Feeling as if everyone could see what happened to you
  • Bursts of fear, anxiety, and panic
  • Minimizing the abuse as not being as severe as someone else’s
  • Avoidance of anything that reminds you of the sexual abuse

Sexual violence could provoke many ways of coping, some more and some less healthy. You may go through many different feelings, responses, and stages of recovery until you fully heal.

Surviving and recovering from sexual violence can be a very lonely process. Especially if you struggle with all the different thoughts and emotions that you’re having a hard time controlling. This is why reaching out to helpline staff in Dubai, United Arab Emirates could help you feel less isolated.

Consider contacting a hotline in Dubai, United Arab Emirates right away for free, private help with sexual abuse, assault and harassment


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