Berlin against hate violence – emergency aid fund for affected people
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:
- 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
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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
• have low income and assets
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.
Mobile +49 1514 2043648
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. Please note that we can only support people who have low income and little assets, you will find a corresponding form in the beginning of the application. We would be happy to help you submit an application and provide advice about the possibilities for support.
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