Start new projects – Vienna continues to expand the anti-violence network for women

Start new projects – Vienna continues to expand the anti-violence network for women

There are currently five women’s shelters with a total of 228 places in the city. The anti-violence network is now being expanded further. Vice Mayor Kathrin Gaál (SPÖ) presented new cooperations between the women’s shelters on Wednesday morning.

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We want to make it possible for affected women to lead a life free of violence, to be self-reliant and independent. For many women who seek refuge in a women’s shelter, it is a matter of life and death. Fast and unbureaucratic support is necessary. We are therefore continuing to expand the violence protection network.

Deputy Mayor and Women’s City Councilor Kathrin Gaál (SPÖ)

624 women and 640 children found shelter in women’s shelters in 2022
In 2022, 624 women and 640 children found refuge and protection in the (since December 2022) five women’s shelters in Vienna. The total of all stay days is 71,501 (Figures: Association of Vienna Women’s Shelters). There are 54 places in transitional housing. An AMS project aims to help women affected by violence back into independence. Under the motto: “Perspective: work empowerment for women affected by violence”, the living conditions of the women are to be improved – and the Vienna Women’s Shelters Association and the AMS are helping them to get back into working life – and thus to find their way back to independence.

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The women’s shelter emergency number is available around the clock on 057722. The counseling center of the women’s shelters in Vienna can be reached on 01/512 38 39, also around the clock.

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Cooperation with men’s counseling is also being strengthened. Women whose (ex) partners are completing an anti-violence program are supported and advised. In the current budget, 11 million euros have been set aside for anti-violence measures.



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