Violence in marriage and partnerships and towards children is not accepted in Switzerland. Anyone who uses violence is liable to criminal prosecution. If you are affected by domestic violence you can contact a counselling service. If you are in serious danger you can contact the police directly for protection and help (telephone 117).
Children and adolescents affected by violence can contact the following organisations:
The Frauenhaus Graubünden (Grisons Women’s Shelter) provides women, their children and female adolescents with accommodation and protection, support and advice. The Women’s Shelter is open to female victims of any nationality and can be contacted 24 hours per day. Telephone 081 252 38 02. Advice is also available via the Internet.