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Number of Victims of Violence in Family Houses has increased by 30% in Sarajevo

Since October 2000, the Foundation for Local Democracy has run the only Safe House – Shelter for Women and Children Victims of Domestic Violence in the Sarajevo Canton. The capacity of the Shelter is 35 people, and 2,098 victims of violence have been taken care of.

The number of victims of violence in family houses has increased by some 30% and the number of calls to our SOS line during the pandemic and isolation has tripled, Mubera Hodžic Lemes told BHRT.

The main goal of the Shelter’s work is to provide physical protection and safety to victims, as well as psychosocial treatment in order to overcome traumatic experiences and reintegrate into the community.

YOU ARE NOT GUILTY! YOU ARE NOT ALONE! THERE IS AN EXIT!

You need to report the violence to the competent police, the center for social work or call us on the number 033 222 000. Unique four-digit number: FBiH 1265 and 1264 for RS

Since 2002, the Shelter for Girls Victims of Sexual Violence, Incest, Rape, Domestic Violence and Other Forms of Violence has been launched within the Safe House. The shelter has a capacity for 10 girls aged 12 and over, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The primary goal of the Shelter is to provide direct protection to girls, psychotherapeutic treatment for the purpose of rehabilitation and resocialization (continuing schooling, detraumatization and overcoming traumatic experiences, reintegration into social life).

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