Rights category Housing and Shelter

As a women who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence what support can I get?

Social support act (WMO, Wet Maatschappelijke Opvang): women’s shelter: Women’s shelters are obliged to help women who have fallen victim to domestic or sexual violence; this also applies to women without residence permits. This conflicts with the WMO [Wet Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling] that refuses access to shelters for undocumented migrants. This means that the Womens Shelters don’t get paid for the shelter they offer, unless the woman applies for a residence permit as a victim of domestic violence or as a victim of human trafficking and is legally residing.

Organisations Women’s shelters