VO-line 116 006 is the national helpline for victims of domestic violence and abuse.
We have expertise in the field of violence. Our task is to listen and provide you with professional support. You can call us 24/7 to talk about your experiences, receive help and get answers to your questions. You can also reach out to us through chat on weekdays from 09.00 AM - 08.00 PM. It's anonymous, free of charge and available for anyone who has, or is experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Telephone: 116 006

Chat with us at volinjen.no
VO-line speaks Norwegian and English. If you do not master these languages, feel free to contact us together with someone who can help you.

You can also reach out directly to your local safe house. The safe houses, police and other parts of the public assistant system offers interpreting services if needed. If you want, we are able to inform you about appropriate help services in your area (such as shelters for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault referral centres or resource centres against sexual assault).

What is violence?

Physical violence
All violence that involves punches, kicks, biting, shaking, pushing and stranglehold etc. Isolation is also physical violence.
Psychological violence
Words that threatens, hurts, controlls or infringes another person. To humiliate or degrade someone is also phychological violence. Examples of degrading or theatening sayings: «i will kill you», «you are not worthy of love» and «you are ugly and fat, and no one will ever love you».
Latent violence
The latent violence can be explained with the fear of the next incedent of violence, and not knowing when and why. This kind of violence often force the victim to change and adjust their own behaviour, with the hope of avoiding violence.
Material violence
Any action directed at objects, that hurts, threatens, humiliates or frightens another person. Material violence also include kicking doors, punching tables and throwing objects.
Sexual violence
All kinds of sexual acts, or attempts of physical contact without consent. For example touching, sexual assult and rape. It also includes other actions or attempts that not involves physical contact, such as filming, unapproriate comments and taking intimate photos againts your will.
Economical violence
When someone controls your economy, and for example denies you access to your own credit card. Examples of violence, is when you partner fakes your signature and makes economic decitions in your name.
Digital violence
Digital violence can be harrasments, control, surveillance through the mobile phone or Internet, often through social media platforms. Digital violence also includes spreading of photos or vidoes without your consent, and also sexual assults online.
Are you, or someone you know, victims of violence?

Is someone treathening you with violence?

Do you feel unsafe at home?

Do you have a bad feeling that not everything is as it should be?
Contact VO-line. You are never alone!

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