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Helplines in Karnataka, India.

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Dignity Helpline was initiated as a response to the growing numbers of elder abuse cases in India. The biggest challenge with...


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Elders Helpline 1090 - a joint project of the Bangalore City Police and Nightingales Medical Trust, has been set up to tackle...


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The National Helpline for Senior Citizens (NHSC) – Elder Line with a toll free number 14567 acts as a platform for redressing...


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Abuse and domestic violence hotlines are available in Karnataka, India

Domestic violence is any behaviour that aims to dominate or maintain control over a partner, spouse, family member or girlfriend/boyfriend. The abuse may be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial in nature. You may feel controlled, threatened, coerced or demeaned.

Setting free from an abuser may feel impossible. You are probably terrified and feel trapped. However, many victims of abuse and domestic violence have made it. With the help of 6 hotlines in Karnataka, India that support with abuse and domestic violence, you can live without having to endure these symptoms of abuse:

  • Not allowing you to work or get an education
  • Your partner/family member has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • Feeling like you can’t do anything right for your partner/family member
  • Your partner/family member yells at you
  • You are being threatened that your children will be taken away from you
  • Forcing you to use substances, lead an unhealthy lifestyle, or not take medication you need
  • Believing that your partner/family member’s aggressive behavior is your fault
  • Being taken advantage of financially

You might feel completely alone if you are a victim of abuse and domestic violence. Many people in your position tend to hide what they are experiencing. However, know that it is nothing to be ashamed of. The abuse and everything about it is absolutely not your fault.

There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in Karnataka, India have made it. The first step in the process is opening up to a trusted and understanding person. Then, you can find your way out.

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


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