NATIONWIDE COORDINATION CENTRE
Against Abduction and Forced Marriage
Forced marriages and abductions have been among our main areas of work for years.
The Coordination Centre, funded by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, as well as co-financed by the Women's Department of the City of Vienna, enables us to expand this work and to act as a coordinating centre throughout Austria.
OUR MAIN AREAS OF WORK INCLUDE:
Nationwide coordination in cases of abduction (marriage abduction, abduction as a form of parental "punishment") and repatriation to Austria
Contact point (counselling, care and support) for girls and young women threatened and affected by abduction and/or forced marriage, if necessary accommodation in a suitable facility
Development of working documents / information material for frontline professionals and people seeking help
Security mediation / coaching of professionals in dealing with clients in case of forced marriage and / or abduction
Education and awareness raising through workshops and trainings
Austria-wide networking and prevention work
The Coordination Centre ist financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Forreign Affairs (BMEIA), and the Women's Department of the City of Vienna (MA 57)
The information material of the Coordination Centre can be downloaded here: