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Need advice?

Contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange an appointment.

Counseling sessions can be held in person on site, by telephone, e-mail or Zoom.

Counseling is free of charge, subject to confidentiality and can be conducted anonymously if desired. If required, we can provide advice in English or plain language. You may bring a caregiver or assistant with you to the consultation.

Important: We will only pursue matters at your request and with your consent. In this respect, you will be informed about every agreed step of our work. You also have the option of withdrawing your consent at any time.

Please let us know in advance if there is anything we can take into account when choosing the premises or similar. We strive to create an atmosphere that is as inclusive as possible. An accessible toilet is located on the first floor of August-Schmidt-Straße 1 in room 0.12.

Have you experienced or observed discriminatory behaviour or sexualized violence and don't know what to do? Then get in touch with us. Together we will clarify questions and consider how to proceed.

Are you unsure whether you are affected or whether what you have experienced or observed was discrimination or sexualized violence? Listen to your gut feeling. Unpleasant feelings often have a reason. You can tell us about your experiences and/or observations in a confidential conversation and we can discuss the next steps together.

It can be helpful to make notes in advance. These can include a memory log with information about the time, place, people involved, perpetrators and witnesses.

Important: Contact the police or emergency services in an emergency!

The police have a duty to prosecute. This means that the police must begin their investigation as soon as they are called. Victims of a sexual assault who do not want to inform the police immediately have the option of having evidence collected anonymously. Traces and possible evidence of an act of violence are thus secured and documented in a court of law. The person affected can file a criminal complaint at a later date without any pressure. The evidence is stored for several years.

Possibilities of anonymous evidence collection for victims of sexual assault: Augusta Hospital Bochum, St. Elisabeth Hospital Bochum, Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum-Langendreer, Marienhospital Bottrop, St. Barbara Hospital Gladbeck, Ev. Krankenhaus Mülheim a.d.R.

Our counseling services are aimed at all members and affiliates of TU Dortmund University: students, employees, professors from all faculties and units of TU Dortmund University. In addition, anyone who is on campus in consultation with the university can also contact us. Anyone who has experienced or witnessed discrimination or sexualized violence by members of TU Dortmund University can also contact us.

Depending on your wishes, counseling can take place by telephone, via Zoom or on site in our counseling room. Counseling is always free, voluntary, confidential and, if you wish, anonymous. Counseling can be very versatile. Sometimes it helps just to talk about what you have experienced (or observed). This can also lead to the need for further options for action, which we can work out and support together.

Important: You are at the center of the consultation. No steps will be taken without your knowledge and/or consent.

Do you want to know whether there are risks of discrimination in your area and how these can be reduced? Then we would also be happy to advise you!