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Find support for abuse and domestic violence from a hotline in Vienna, Austria

Domestic abuse is the act of controlling or dominating a spouse, partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or family member. The abuse doesn't have to be physical – it may be emotional, sexual, verbal or financial in nature.

One in three women and one in three men have experienced abuse or domestic violence. You might be afraid of reaching out for support. However, there are people who are equipped and willing to help you. Consider reaching out to any of the 2 hotlines in Vienna, Austria who with abuse and domestic violence if you are experiencing these signs:

  • Believing that your partner/family member’s aggressive behavior is your fault
  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member
  • Not allowing you to work or get an education
  • Your partner/family member is constantly trying to convince you you’re crazy and makes you doubt your experiences (also known as gaslighting)
  • Your partner/family member is acting excessively jealously
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to
  • Your partner/family member has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion

Experiencing a wide range of emotions is perfectly normal for victims of abuse and domestic violence. Doubting the clarity of your mind or your ability to understand what’s happening is also a common consequence of the abuse you have experienced.

If you're experiencing abuse and domestic violence, feeling scared is perfectly natural. You could be doubtful and convinced that there’s no way out. Talking to someone in Vienna, Austria who understands how abusive relationships work might help you feel less hopeless and powerless.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your experiences of abuse or domestic violence, you can contact a hotline in Vienna, Austria for free and confidential support.


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