Our Contact-Elles service was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of reaching as many victims as possible during periods of confinement, but also to support victims’ entourage. Contact-Elles is a helpline that can be reached by phone, text or email. A specialist in domestic violence is available 24/7 to answer questions.

I allowed people into my life, some came to build and break, some came to use and abuse. I tolerated it because I was scared to speak up, I did not know how to stand up for myself. Since I have choice and power, there comes a time in life to decide whether to keep living in the dark and in fear, or to start a new life in the light and with bravery. (…) I managed to start a new life.

One day, when I asked him to call my mother, he slapped me and pulled me by the hair. Fear invaded my bones. He confiscated all my documents, even my school diplomas.