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Berlin against hate violence

Berlin against hate violence – emergency aid fund for affected people

Inhumane acts of violence occur almost every day in Berlin. In addition to the direct physical and psychological injuries, acts of violence are often accompanied by costs – for medical or psychological treatments, damaged objects or necessary safety measures. Having solidarity with those affected means not leaving people to bear these costs alone. The project ‘Berlin against hate violence’, with the sponsorship of the Amadeu Antonio institute, is an emergency aid fund for low-threshold, non-bureaucratic financial support for those affected by hate violence and threats motivated by abasement ideologies.

Partiality, solidarity, support

Inhumane views such as racism, anti-Semitism, LGBTQIA* animosity and other abasement ideologies are gaining increasing acceptance in our society and, unfortunately, frequently leading to violent attacks. Attacks on democratically active people, functionaries, media professionals and politicians have increased in recent years. We must show solidarity with those who feel this every day, often even physically on their own bodies.
 

Standing supportively by those directly affected is a responsibility for all of society and an urgent necessity. In order to be able to guarantee emergency aid, determination of those affected must be done independently of the classification by security authorities and the judicial system. These often do not do justice to the needs of those affected. For us, having solidarity with those affected means:

Inhumane views such as racism, anti-Semitism, LGBTQIA* animosity and other abasement ideologies are gaining increasing acceptance in our society and, unfortunately, frequently leading to violent attacks. Attacks on democratically active people, functionaries, media professionals and politicians have increased in recent years. We must show solidarity with those who feel this every day, often even physically on their own bodies. Standing supportively by those directly affected is a responsibility for all of society and an urgent necessity. In order to be able to guarantee emergency aid, determination of those affected must be done independently of the classification by security authorities and the judicial system. These often do not do justice to the needs of those affected. For us, having solidarity with those affected means:
  • Partiality: We have trust in the perspectives of those affected, not in the classification by the police or judicial system. We take the needs, requests and perspectives of those affected seriously.
  • Solidarity: We see inhumane violence as a problem for society that we have to address together. Affected people may not be left to deal with this alone!
  • Support: We see ourselves as an addition to the support structures in Berlin. While specialised advice agencies offer direct psychological support, aid in legal questions and support with the police, authorities and doctors, we offer financial support. We work closely with advice agencies to provide this.

Are you affected by hate violence or threats?

What we do:
 
The funds for emergency aid offer:
•    Financial support of up to 1000 euros for each individual grant for those affected from Berlin
•    Anonymous telephone advice or advice via video conference
•    Personal advice at our contact point
•    Support in submitting an application

Who we support:


The funds for emergency aid are intended for individuals who are resident in Berlin and:
•    Are subjected to violence or threats that are motivated by misanthropic opinions such as anti-Semitism, racism, LGBTQIA* animosity, antagonism, ableism, discrimination against the homeless or anti-feminism
•    Are subjected to violence or threats due to their involvement in democratic and human rights principles

How you can get in touch with us:

You are welcome to get in touch with us by e-mail or telephone. We will make an appointment with you and support you in the further process. We can provide consultancy by telephone, video conference or live in our consultation room.

 

We try our best to translate into all languages – including sign language. To this end, we work together with language mediators.

 

Barrier-free access to the consultation room is possible. There is a barrier-free lift and a barrier-free toilet. Unfortunately, we do not have provisions for blind or visually impaired people.

 

We can be reached by telephone from Monday to Thursday between 11 am and 4 pm.

We'll be out of office from the 20th of December till the 2nd of January. We'll be available again starting 3rd of January 2022.

berlin-gegen-hassgewalt@amadeu-antonio-stiftung.de

Mobile +49 1514 2043648
Fax +49(0)30 240 886 22

Cases where we provide support

Targeted attacks on alternative political thinkers, graffiti on buildings, spontaneous attacks on the underground, threatening letters on house doors – hate violence can take on many forms, but always has one aim: to exclude and unsettle people. We help with all forms of violence or threats that are motivated by abasement ideologies.

Submitting an application

In order to receive financial support from the emergency aid fund, you need to submit an application to the fund agency. We would be happy to help you submit an application and provide advice about the possibilities for support.

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