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Find support for abuse and domestic violence from a hotline in Switzerland

Domestic violence is any action or behaviour from a partner or spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend or family member that aims to control you. For some, this is physical violence, for others it takes the form of verbal, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.

If you are experiencing abuse or domestic violence, you do not have to deal with this on your own. Staff from 3 hotlines that support people experiencing abuse and domestic violence in Switzerland can help. Contact them if these signs of abuse sound familiar:

  • Your partner/family member has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • Your partner/family member humiliates you, insults you and puts you down
  • Being taken advantage of financially
  • You are being controlled by your partner/family member
  • Your partner/family member blames you for how they behave
  • Fear of your partner/family member much of the time
  • Your partner/family member hurts you or is threatening to hurt you
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members

Victims of abuse and domestic violence can be in a difficult position. They once had (or still have) love for the abuser. On the other hand, they are constantly exposed to harm from someone who should love them back. This can feel puzzling and scary.

You might feel insecure and unsure what the right thing to do in your situation is. Fortunately, there are professionals and volunteers in Switzerland who have experience helping domestic violence and abuse victims. They could help you find your way towards a better life.

If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Switzerland. It's free and confidential.


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