Together Against Sexual Abuse

The Leibniz Universität Hannover has a special department working to help people who are subject to Sexual Abuse. We have received this information from the Hochschulbüro for Chancenvielfalt. Please note that in case of discrepancies in the translation of the content, the German version shall hold valid

What is sexual Abuse?
The term sexual harassment is any sexual behavior (be it direct or indirect, verbal or nonverbal) that is offensive, intimidating, degrading, humiliating, or perceived as violence and is undesirable. This includes:

  • Sexist and gender degrading remarks
  • unpleasant looks, staring or whispering
  • ambiguous jokes or sayings
  • unwanted physical approaches
  • Sexual offers or requests for sexual acts under threat
  • Hanging up nude photos
  • Posters with offensive or pornographic pictures

What do when you are subject to Sexual Abuse?

It is important to say No and be clear that you do not agree to the behavior of the other person. In situations where you would like to complaint or seek further assistance the following are the institutions you can get in touch with:

Assistance for Students: (Internal- LUH)
Hochschulbüro für ChancenVielfalt
* Gleichstellungsbeauftragte
Dipl. – Sozialwiss. Helga Gotzmann
* Beratungsservice
MA Joana Rieck
Tel. +49 (0) 511 762 3774 OR

Psychological-Therapy Counselling
Tel. +49 (0) 511- 7623799

General Assistance for General Public
Women Emergency Services Hannover (Frauennotruf Hannover)
Tel. +49 (0) 511 332112 OR

Help Line – Counselling and help for Women
08000-116016 OR

Help for Men (Männerbüro Hannover)
Tel. +49 (0) 511- 1236890 OR

Hannover Police
Emergency Number 110 OR

Together Against Sexual Abuse