Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

We work with abused American women and children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence, child abuse advocacy and sexual assault advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal & social international landscapes, to be able to live free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States via an international toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, accessible from 175 countries, serving a population estimated at 7 million American civilians living overseas, 1.1 million military personnel and their dependents and the 68 million Americans that travel overseas every year.
Jan 29, 2016

You helped Robin escape abuse!

Robin was living with her same sex partner in the UAE. As her partner became more abusive, Robin told her that she wanted to end the relationship. Her partner threatened to go to the authorities and out her as being gay even if it meant that both of them would go to prison.The UAE is an Islamic country. Robin was terrified.

Robin called the international hotline. Her partner controlled all of their money and she didn't want to ask her family for money. They don't know she is gay.

We were able to get an airline ticket for Robin to come back home to the USA. She is doing really good. She is sad that her relationship is over but she is a resilient young woman and is moving forward.

Your donations to help LGBTQ victims of violence overseas are lifesaving! Thank you so much! The AODVC Team

Jan 29, 2016

Tammy is home with Kala & Lila because of you!

Tammy arrived home from India last week with Kala & Lila because you opened your heart and donated to help her. She is sad to leave India but happier not to be living in fear. Here is part of an email Tammy sent to us:

"India has a special place in my heart. As a photographer I loved capturing the colors, faces, the beauty and the chaos of India. I don't want to relate India to the abuse from my x-boyfriend. I have seen the horrors of acid throwing on the faces of stalking victims. I knew he would do that to me. Without your help I would not have been able to get out with Kala and Lila. You have literally saved my life. One day, when I have the means, I will pay this forward and help someone. I want to go back to India some day and work to prevent violence against women."

We want to thank you so very much for helping Tammy, Kala & Lila! The AODVC Team

Jan 29, 2016

Amanda is home safe because of you!

Amanda arrived home from Peru last week because you opened your heart and donated to help! Amanda was beginning to show and her fiance began telling her she was getting fat and needed to lose weight. She had to sneak out of the house to see her doctor and he was getting more and more suspicious something was going on. He began accusing her of having an affair.

Amanda is doing well now at home, but she is tired.

"I was so afraid I would not be able to leave. If I had my baby in Brazil it would have been so hard to get out. My fiance would have never let me take my baby home. Thank you so much for all of your help."

We want to thank you for helping us help Amanda! The AODVC Team

 

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