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.


  • 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:

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