COVID-19 and gender-based, homophobic and transphobic violence
In the current context linked to the COVID-19 outbreak, gender-based, homophobic and transphobic violence is still present in society. The institutions and associations striving to prevent gender-based violence continue to provide their services. Whether you are a victim or a witness, please do not hesitate to contact them.
The network of organisations dealing with situations of domestic violence continues to function and to provide services to the people concerned.
- Police – Tel. 117
- Cantonal domestic violence hotline – Tel. 0840 110 110
- Violence que faire website
- The Bureau de Promotion de l'Egalité et de prévention des Violences (BPEV) of the Canton of Geneva, focusing on domestic violence, provides a great deal of useful information. It has also produced a “Domestic violence and confinement” poster that can be downloaded, printed and disseminated in public areas (shops, chemists, etc.).
- The Ordre des Avocats, the Jeune Barreau and the Association des Juristes Progressistes have drafted an FAQ document addressing domestic violence.
Sexism and harassment in public areas
Even during the period of semi-confinement, cases of sexism and harassment in public areas are just as common as before.
- You can report cases of sexism or harassment using the EyesUp app.
- The Instagram account of Viol-Secours, “sexisme_geneve”, also enables you to testify anonymously.
- Learn more about the City of Geneva’s commitment to fighting sexism and harassment in public areas
Homophobia and transphobia
The LGBTIQ+ communities are particularly affected by the social and health situation. Young people experiencing difficulties in their family, isolated senior citizens, trans* people whose treatment and medical care have been interrupted, victims of violence in public areas or on Internet, people suffering physically or mentally from the semi-confinement – the numerous needs for support are increasing.
If you are in difficulty, do not stay alone. Contact one of the numerous institutional and associative resources which are more than ever at your disposal during this difficult period.
Associations are adapting their services from day to day according to the health measures in force and are always ready to listen.
- Dialogai and its services: support for the victims of homophobia and transphobia, Checkpoint Genève – health centre for gay men and other men who have sexual relations with men as well as for trans* people and their loved ones (HIV, PEP, PreP, general and psychiatric consultation, coming-out) and Le Refuge Genève – a shelter for young LGBTIQ people in difficulty.
Tel. 022 906 40 40 – email@example.com
- Lestime: lesbian and feminist association, advice and support for cis, trans*, bisexual and queer women, sexual health centre.
Tel. 022 797 27 14 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Association 360 and its groups: hotline, legal service, Tamalous and Babayagas senior citizen LGBT groups, Trans group, Homoparents group, Bi group.
Tel. 022 741 00 70 – email@example.com
- Epicène: accompaniment, help line, legal assistance, support group for trans* people.
Tel. 022 940 01 01 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Totem: meeting, support and listening group for young LGBTIQ+ people.
Tel. 076 437 84 14 – email@example.com
Article modifié le 18.05.2020 à 14:59