Open-door Counseling Day on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Counseling services at Freie Universität offer confidential counseling for those confronted with physical, psychological, or sexualized harassment, discrimination, or violence
№ 217/2020 from Nov 18, 2020
Coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Wormen, numerous contact and counseling centers at Freie Universität Berlin are offering confidential counseling on November 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The counseling sessions can take place in German, English, French, Spanish, or Turkish. To accommodate the current pandemic situation, the counseling sessions will take place by phone or online. The gender equality officers and women's counselors in the Chief Gender Equality Office as well as from numerous departments and units at Freie Universität are participating. The open counseling day is being organized by the Office of the Standing Working Group on Sexualized Harassment, Discrimination, and Violence at Freie Universität Berlin.
The counselors are bound by professional confidentiality.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place annually worldwide as a day of remembrance and action against all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls. Experts say that domestic violence increases in times of restrictions in daily life, such as the current coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, it is more difficult for those affected by violence to seek support. The aim of the counseling day, which is being organized for the second time at Freie Universität since 2019, is to counteract this. Those seeking advice will find support here.
Counseling Contact Points:
Office of the Standing Working Group on Sexualized Harassment, Discrimination and Violence, Wendy Stollberg (program manager)
Team of the Chief Gender Equality Officer, Esra Teper (staff member)
Gender Equality Officer for Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, Christine Eßmann-Stern
Deputy Gender Equality Officer for Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, Jana Petri
Gender Equality Officer for Education and Psychology, Katharina Schmidt
Deputy Gender Equality Officer for Education and Psychology, Gisela Romain
Gender Equality Officer for Earth Sciences, Carolin Rabethge
Deputy Gender Equality Officer for Earth Sciences, Anna Giribaldi
Gender Equality Officer for the Institute for Latin American Studies, Ana Nenadovic
Gender Equality Officer for Mathematics and Computer Science, Sera Reneé Zentiks
Gender Equality Officer for the Language Center, Véronique Gola
Gender Equality Officer for the Center for Academic Advising and Psychological Counseling, Brigitte Reysen-Kostudis
Gender Equality Officer for Business and Economics, Anja Brüggemann
Gender Equality Officer for ZEDAT Computing Services, Vera Heinau
Women’s Counseling at AStA (General Student Committee), Katharina Helfrich
Counseling for Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* People at AStA (General Student Committee), Jonas Roth
Contact Person for Social Counseling, Viola Auermann
Representative for Employees with Disabilities – Dahlem, André Lefeber
Counseling Office for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses, Central Services, Anja Ahren
The counselors are also available on other days. Please schedule an appointment.
Office of the Standing Working Group on Sexualized Harassment, Discrimination, and Violence, Freie Universität Berlin, Goßlerstraße 2–4, 14195 Berlin, email@example.com