Some of us may not have experienced abuse first hand, but most of us know someone who has. According to the WHO, the most common form of abuse is that between intimate partners.
Everyone deserves to feel safe, and no one should live in fear of another person. It is also important to keep in mind that abuse can happen between individuals of all genders. Tokyo has recently introduced a domestic partnership system to that allows some recognition of LGBTQI+ couples, including the right to seek public housing. However, protections and supports for LGBTQI+ individuals experiencing abuse remains woefully inadequate.
At TELL, we support the international community in Japan as the only English speaking crisis line in the country. Our support workers are trained to provide support and resources to individuals experiencing abuse, regardless of their gender. As of this writing the TELL Lifeline has handled 6,956 connections.In the past 10 months, our Support Workers have provided support for individuals experiencing Domestic Abuse 113 times. That's roughtly 12 cases of support for survivors of abuse every month.
For some of these users, the Lifeline is a regular support for them as they work through their situation, and we are proud that this year we have been able to increase the consistency of offerings over our platforms so that we can be there regularly for someone in need.
Your donation allows us to continue our work on the lifeline. Because of you, we continue to be here, ready to listen.
The TELL Team
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