Sexual Abuse, Discrimination and Violence Against Men and Women Advice Service
Where we can help
Sexual abuse is any form of sexual conduct that is not desired by the person at which it is aimed: derogatory jokes or innuendos, abasing or obscene exposure, appraising looks. The spectrum ranges from unwanted touching to criminal behaviour such as stalking, sexual coercion and rape.
Sexual abuse has nothing to do with love, flirting or compliments. It often involves abuse of power or authority - sometimes even at university. Examples of this include the promise of rewards for sexual gratification, or threats of unfair, disadvantageous treatment in examinations if gratification is refused.
How we help
Victims of sexual abuse experience it as offensive and demeaning, which represents an attack on their emotional and psychological balance. The associated stress often leads to fear and anxiety, depression, physical complaints and failure to perform well in studies.
If you are the victim of sexual abuse our advice service is here to offer you counsel. We can lend you support and help you to regain psychological stability. We can educate you in ways to protect yourself, and advise you in possible ways to put an end to abuse, whilst not asking you to commit to anything. Counsel is free of charge and absolutely confidential. We will not take any further action without your prior permission. If you prefer, we can advise you anonymously.
How to reach us
The Protection Against Sexual Abuse and Discrimination Advice Service is part of the Psychological and Psycotherapeutic Counselling Service, whose office is in the Munich Olympic Park.
In the offices of the Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Advice Service in the:
Olympic Village Advice Center (U3 - Olympiazentrum),
Helene-Mayer-Ring 9, 80809 München
Registration times for registration in person or by telephone:
Mon - Fr 09.00 - 12.00
Outside of these times, please send us an email or leave a message on the answering machine and we will call you back as soon as possible. Please don't forget to leave your telephone number!
Tel. +49 89 357 135-40