Country Austria
Year 2013
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description


In August 2013, an emergency housing unit for victims of forced marriage was established for Vienna. A team of six female staff provide counselling and support for girls and young women who are at risk or are survivors of forced marriage. Furthermore, an online counselling service is available which offers safe and anonymous counselling independent of the place of residence.

Source of Information

Government of Austria, National Review on Beijing +20, page 17