I struggled to find a resource which could provide information on domestic violence for each country of the world. There may be one out there…but I didn’t manage to find it.
I realize that I am writing from a very specific worldview in a very specific part of the world. Which means, while abuse is universal, my way of thinking is not. I want to be sure that the information you find here is as universal as the abuse you’ve experienced yet as unique as your situation. That is, I don’t want to limit my scope to just my country or just my language group. I’ve been so humbled by how many people have been searching through the posts of this blog just within the past two days! I am honored, truly. I know it has been a great tool for my own healing and I hope and pray that you find it helpful and encouraging, too. So, whether you are reading this from the screen of your iPad in an airport in California or from the screen of your home laptop in Burma, thank you for reading.
Here is my attempt to treat domestic violence in a universal way: by presenting resources and information for each region of the world. Some places in the world don’t have the same resources or as many resources as other places do. Some resources offer information on sexual abuse and human trafficking, as well. Also, nearly all of these resources are aimed at women survivors; I apologize to the men who may be reading this. You are not alone, I promise; often, a woman’s resource center will have contacts with male-specific support, depending on the area. You may also find helpful contact information – including free helplines and international agencies – via the Contacts page.
Asia and the Pacific Islands:
Australia and Tasmania:
West Nordic Region: