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In Halle (Saale)

AIDS-Hilfe Halle

Topic: chroncial Illness (HIV)
Aidshilfe Halle

Aidshilfe Halle

The AIDS-Hilfe association Halle advises clients, which experience HIV based discrimination and informs them about possibilities to appeal and court actions relating thereto. The consultation is confidential and can be carried out anonymously. Personal advice can be provided in the advice center during the opening hours, also without pre-announcement. For brief questions there is also a telephone help-line.

Address: Leipziger Straße 32, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Telephone: 0345-19411
Anti-Discrimination Office Saxony-Anhalt
Topics: race, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual identity
Logo Anti-Discrimination Office Saxony-Anhalt

Logo Anti-Discrimination Office Saxony-Anhalt

The anti-discrimination office Saxony-Anhalt offers consultation for people that experience discrimination on the grounds of their ethnic background, gender, religion or ideology, disabilities, age or sexual identity.

Address: Große Steinstraße 75, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Karl Boehmwald Porta
Mobile: 0176-20441392 | Landline: 0345-22580203
Julia Esefelder
Mobile: 0176-20443395 | Landline: 0345-22580203
Arbeiterkind Halle
Topics:  Classism, social background


The non-profit network „Arbeiterkind“ supports pupils and students, which come from families, where no one or hardly anyone has studied before, on all issues regarding the studies, doctorate or career start. A Stammtisch (round table/regulars table) takes place in Halle on a regular basis.

Community & advice center „lebensart“ e.V. (BBZ)
Topics: sexual and gender identity (LGBTIQ*)
Logo: BBZ Lebensart

Logo: BBZ Lebensart

The community & advice center "lebensart" e.V. (short: BBZ) provides confidential consultation on all issues relating to gender and/or sexual identity. It offers support for non-heterosexual, inter and transgender people and their relatives.

Address: Beesener Str. 6, 06110 Halle (Saale)
Telephon: 0345-2023385
Support for people with disabilities of the city Halle (Saale)
Topic: Disability

The representative for the disabled of the city of Halle (Saale) can give you help and support in the following main areas of responsibility: dealing with fundamental questions in the affairs of disabled people (allocation of subsidies, municipal disability policy), coordination of concepts and planning projects of the city administration and independent agencies, if it concerns the interests of disabled people, receiving suggestions, questions and complaints from the population and reviewing and passing on within the city administration, or other departments and authorities.

Address: Markplatz 1, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Telephone: 0345-2214022
Dornrosa e.V. / women center Weiberwirtschaft
Topics: Gender (girls and women), sexual identity (homosexuality)
Logo: Dornrosa e.V.

Logo: Dornrosa e.V.

The Dornrosa e.V. offers initial consultation for girls and women in different life and emergency situations, especially in times of conflict and crisis and in the context of coming out. It is explicitly dedicated to lesbians and parents of homosexual children. The advice provided is confidential and in person and requires a prior registration.

Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 34, 06114 Halle (Saale)
Telephon: 0345 2024331
Entknoten – counseling service against racist discrimination
Topics: race, racism

Entknoten advises and supports in case of racist discrimination. The consultation provided is independent, confidential, free of charge and anonymously upon request. The advisory team consults in German, English and Farsi. Language mediators can be arranged, if necessary. The office is largely accessible free of barriers.

Address: LAMSA e.V., Große Ulrichstr. 25, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Telephon: 0391-99078887
Intervention agency domestic violence and stalking
Dimensions: Domestic violence, stalking

The intervention agency of the AWO regional association Halle-Merseburg e.V. is an institution for the protection of victims and offers strictly confidential help and support, free of charge, for people affected by domestic violence or stalking.

Address: Trakehner Str. 20, 06124 Halle (Saale)
Telephon: 0345-6867907
Mobile counseling for victims of right wing, racist and antisemitic violence
Topics: Violence (right-wing, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTIQ*, social Darwinist)
Logo: Mobile Opferberatung

Logo: Mobile Opferberatung

The counseling advises and supports victims of right-wing extremist, racist, antisemitic, social Darwinist, homo- or transphobic attacks. The counseling provided is independent, free of charge, anonymous upon request and they take sides. They offer counseling at their office, at a place of your choice and online.

Address: Landsbergerstr. 1, 06112 Halle (Saale)
Telephon: 0345-2267100
OFEK Saxony-Anhalt - Counseling and Reporting Center for Anti-Semitism
Dimension: Anti-Semitism
Logo OFEK Sachsen-Anhalt

Logo OFEK Sachsen-Anhalt

OFEK e.V. advises and supports victims, relatives and witnesses of anti-Semitic incidents and acts of violence and brings Jewish perspectives into the social and political debate.

The reporting office for anti-Semitism RIAS Saxony-Anhalt, which is run by OFEK, documents anti-Semitic incidents throughout the state. It works in close cooperation with local Jewish organizations and civil society advisory networks and is a member of the Federal Association of Research and Information Centers on Anti-Semitism (RIAS e.V.). Reported incidents from Saxony-Anhalt are recorded by the regional team and entered via the federal association's platform. Those reporting incidents can remain anonymous if they wish.

Telephon: 0345-68167047
Psychosocial center for migrants (PSZ)
Topics: Health

The psychosocial center for migrants (PSZ) in Saxony-Anhalt offers psychological counseling, therapy, psychosocial groups as well as complementary social advice. All offers are free of charge for clients and they can make use of them regardless of their residence status. If needed, a translator can be called in. All conversations are treated strictly confidential.

Address: Charlottenstraße 7, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Telephon: 0345-2125768
Weisser Ring e.V.
Topics: crime and violence
Logo Weisser Ring

Logo Weisser Ring

Weisser Ring supports victims of violence and crime and their relatives. The association provides counseling services on the spot, a hotline for victims and online consultation.

Address: Martinstraße 28, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Telephone: 0151/55164787
Wildwasser Halle e.V.
Topics: sexualized violence (women and children)

Wildwasser advises and supports women and children that experienced sexual violence or feel threatened. The counseling provided is free of charge and anonymous upon request.

Address: Große Steinstraße 61/62, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Telephone: 0345-5230028

In the region

RosaLinde e.V.
Topics: gender (trans*, inter*, non binary), sexual identity (LGBQA*)

RosaLinde e.V. provides psychosocial counseling, especially in connection with gender identity and queer ways of living. As regards the contents of the work, its starting point is that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, inter*, queer and asexual people (short: lgbtiqa*) experience discrimination, stigmatization and pathologization on the basis of their individual ways of living. In many cases they have to overcome social, legal and medical obstacles, in order to live a self-determined life. RosaLinde e.V. provides both personal counseling on the spot and telephone consultation.

Address: Lange Straße 11, 04103 Leipzig
Telephone: 0341-8796982
LSVD Sachsen-Anhalt
Topics: gender (trans*, inter*, non binary), sexual identity (lesbian, gay, bisexual)
Logo LSVD Sachsen-Anhalt

Logo LSVD Sachsen-Anhalt

The lesbian and gay association (LSVD) offers personal and telephone consultation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and inter* people. The counseling service also welcomes parents, relatives and caregivers. It covers a broad range of issues, inter alia coming out, starting a family, problems at work, relationship problems, breakups, life crises, isolation, loneliness or age. A pre-announcement for the personal counseling is desired, but not required. There is no appointment needed for calls during the consulting hours. The counseling provided is confidential.

Address: Schäfferstraße 16, 39112 Magdeburg
Telephone: 0391-5432569
Rainbow Connection (Queer Refugees Support)
Topics: gender (trans*, inter*, non-binary, sexual identity (lesbian, gay, bisexual)

Since 2017, there has been a meeting point for LSBTI* refugees in the LSVD in Magdeburg. It offers advice and provides info for queer people, both with and without a migration background to help themselves. Lesbians, gays, trans*- and intersexual people and their relatives can  inform themselves about questions of coming out, homosexuality, trans*-identity and sexual diversity.

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DIMSA* – report office for LGBTIQ* discrimination in Saxony-Anhalt

Topics: gender (trans*, inter*, non binary), sexual identity (LGBQ)

The Central Reporting Office for the Registration of Discrimination and Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersex and Queer People (LSBTIQ*) in Saxony-Anhalt (DiMSA) collects and documents all incidents of discrimination and violence directed against queer adolescent and adult women, men, trans* and intersex people.
These include, for example, prejudice-motivated lesbian, gay, and trans*phobic insults, physical assaults, acts of robbery, as well as domestic violence, sexism, and sexual assault.
Furthermore, LGBTIQ-discriminatory incidents are also of interest, which occur for example in the context of the workplace, school, in contact with authorities and offices - especially their employees - but also related to religious institutions.

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Gay assault line
gender (trans*, inter*, non binary), sexual identity (lesbian, gay, bisexual)
Logo Schwules Überfalltelefon

Logo Schwules Überfalltelefon

The gay assault line Magdeburg has persisted since 1997 and provides victims and witnesses of homo- and transphobic assaults of any kind (e.g. insults, humiliation, discrimination, bullying, extortion, robbery, physical or psychological violence as well as material damage) with advice and support. Lesbians, bisexuals, trans* and inter* people can consult the assault line as well. The counseling is confidential and anonymous upon request. It can be conducted on the telephone or in person (upon prior notice) and is always independent from the police

Telephone: 0391-19228
Trans Inter Aktiv e.V.
Topics: gender (trans*, inter*, non binary)
Logo Tiam e.V.

Logo Tiam e.V.

The association promotes the concerns and needs of transgender, intersexual and non-binary people. It offers assistance for people affected, relatives and partners in interpersonal conflicts in connection with their gender identity, questions on medical or juridical issues, like surgeries or changes of the first name. Furthermore, it establishes contacts to other trans, inter and non-binary people. The support is provided through trained peer advisors. The consultation is free of charge and can be given by email or phone.

Address: Lessingstraße 4, 08058 Zwickau
Telephone: 0375-81998950

Throughout Germany

Anti-discrimination office of the Federal Government
Topics: sex and gender, race, age, sexual identity, religion, disability
Logo Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes

Logo Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes

The anti-discrimination office of the Federal Government is based in Berlin and assists in cases of discrimination and sexual harassment. It provides legal consultancy and answers questions on the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) via telephone or email. It informs about rights in cases of discrimination, provides options to enforce them, supports in aiming amicable conflict resolutions and tries to point out local experts.

Hilfetelefon Gewalt gegen Frauen
Dimension: Geschlecht (Frauen)
Logo Hilfetelfon Gewalt gegen Frauen

Logo Hilfetelfon Gewalt gegen Frauen

The support line provides a 24/7 counseling service for women who experienced or still experience violence. The telephone consultation is confidential, anonymous, free of charge, multilingual (available in 17 languages) and barrier-free. Furthermore, there is the opportunity for consultation via email (only in German language, answer within 24 hours), as well as live chat counseling (12-8pm, only in German language) and appointment chat (only in German language).

Meldestelle Antifeminismus
Dimensionen: Geschlecht (Frauen), LSBTIQ*
Logo: Meldestelle Antifeminismus

Logo: Meldestelle Antifeminismus

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation's nationwide reporting office for antifeminism documents antifeminist incidents and thus aims to make antifeminist conditions visible and to campaign for gender justice and self-determination. Anti-feminism is not a criminal offense. The reporting Office records cases regardless of whether they have been reported and regardless of whether they constitute a criminal offense or are below the so-called threshold of punishability. What is relevant is the anti-feminist dimension. In the understanding of the reporting office, anti-feminism includes in particular attacks that are sexist, misogynistic, anti-queer or directed against gender equality.

Dimensions: Hate Speech, Threats, Intimidation (Scientists)
Logo Scicomm Support

Logo Scicomm Support

The online platform "Scicomm-Support" supports and advises scientists and science communicators who experience hate speech, threats or intimidation. Scicomm-Support is a joint service of the German Association of University Communication and Wissenschaft im Dialog. The free telephone advice service is available daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.. In addition, the platform offers information on dealing with attacks in the form of guides, checklists and best-practice recommendations. Legal advice, help in arranging psychological support and workshops on dealing with digital violence will be offered shortly.