The American Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVCC)
This organization, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, provides a full range of services to assist American victims of abuse who live overseas including Attorney Consultations, Safety Planning, Danger-to-Safety Relocation, Financial backup and more.
An extremely comprehensive compendium of many organizations, community services, schools, professionals, entertainment & restaurants etc. useful for anglophones.
English language crisis line for people in crisis or just needing to talk.
An English speaking organization dedicated to supplying support, information, and guidance to mothers of young children. Activities and neighborhood mothers’ meetings are among the many services provided.
Abuse & Advice: An Online Resource Guide on Domestic Violence
Counselling in France: www.counselllinginfrance.com
Counselling In France is a website offering — among many other resources — information about qualified therapists and life coaches all over France who work in English.
The organizations listed below are active on behalf of victims of domestic abuse, but in most cases, do not have personnel who speak fluent English, though in some cases rudimentary English is spoken. Many more exist and can be found through google by using the keywords “violence conjugale”.
FRENCH ORGANIZATIONS DEALING WITH DOMESTIC ABUSE
Féderation Nationale Solidarité Femmes (FNSF)
This is definitely the most important organization in France dealing with domestic abuse. It is a center of information, and groups under its umbrella about 70 associations and organizations throughout the country dedicated to providing resources and assistance to women victims of domestic violence. Links to all the organizations in their network can be found on this site.
The FNSF also has a very good helpline which is available from 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. There is usually an English speaker among the listeners. Ask to speak directly to him or her if your French isn’t fluent. The telephone number is 3919.
Paris Aide Aux Victimes
One of many country-wide organizations grouped under the Institut National d’Aide aux Victimes et de Médiation (www.inavem.org), the PAV gives legal advice and psychological support to victims of all sorts. They will even accompany people to the police or to court hearings if need be. The telephone number is 01.54.88.18.80.
Ni Putes ni Soumises
NPNS specializes in helping women from minority groups who have been abused. They provide legal and psychological help, and accompany victims in the administrative steps they must take if illegal immigrants.
French Government sites
This is the official government website which gives a concise 5-page rundown of the laws and procedures governing domestic abuse in France. Well worth reviewing if you can read French.
http://www.justice.gouv.fr/publication/guide_violences_conjugales.pdf . This is from the same site but the document is 100 pages — all in French
www.femmes.gouv.fr This is a site related to the above which deals with male-female parity, genital mutilation, women’s education, fight again gender stereotypes and other women’s issues.
Centers for Women’s and Family Rights (CNIDFF)
These are places for women to find information in the fields of law, employment, and family issues. They are grouped together and can be reached by phone at 01.44.52.19.20.
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