Country Seychelles
Year 2011
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

A hotline for victims of domestic violence will be launched in December 2011.  The local  non-governmental organization Alliance for Solidarity For the Family (ASFF) will be the operating entity.  The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) will fund it.  The ASFF used to run a similar hotline which was closed due to lack of funding.  The new hotline will be available nationally, free of charge in collaboration with a local telecommunication provider Airtel.  The ASFF is led by women with the majority of volunteers and members being women.  The operators of the hotline will receive training by December 2011.  The three official languages will be available (Creole, English and French).

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Seychelles to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011