Dutch support organizations

There are several specialized organizations that provide support to survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Below you will find more information about and links to the websites of each of these organizations.

WATCH Netherlands

WATCH Netherlands stops sex exploitation of minors by destroying the market for loverboys in the Netherlands. WATCH Netherlands frustrates the demand side, because as long as there is demand, there is supply.
Watch Nederland tracks down loverboys and their customers by using a hotline, web crawlers, fake advertisements, bait profiles and private detectives.

If you are a victim or witness of loverboy practices, go to the national reporting center WATCH Nederland

Against Your Will

Tegen Je Wil (TJW) is an anonymous telephone support service for Dutch-speaking women and girls who are or have been victims of sexual violence, stalking and/or domestic violence. If you need someone who will listen to you without judgment, someone who understands the feelings you struggle with, someone who understands what you are talking about, you can call TJW. All support is in Dutch.
Women who are specially trained for this work work at TJW and some volunteers also have experience with violence in their lives. You do not even have to say your name and you can also email if you prefer.
Partners of victims and other parties involved can also call or email with questions, for support or information.

Tegen Je Wil is available Monday to Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm on telephone number 0592 – 34 74 44.

Lotgenoten Seksueel Geweld

Sexual abuse or violence can cause all kinds of psychological, physical, emotional, relationship and sexual problems that can seriously disrupt your life.
Talking about it is important. But talking is difficult if you do not get the understanding and support you need in your own environment. Contact with fellow survivors can be helpful.
Lotgenoten Seksueel Geweld is a private initiative that enables online contact between victims of sexual abuse and sexual violence. We do not organize offline activities and do not offer professional help. We do, however, provide information about (consequences of) sexual abuse and sexual violence, based on the knowledge and experience of our members. On the forum you will also find references to websites with more information and an overview of emergency services. And we provide an overview of offline activities and events organized by other organizations on our website.
You can find us on this site.