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Survivors > Sexual Violence

Introduction

Being subject to an assault is a terrible thing, and survivors often feel confused and torn about what they should do. However, the act of seeking help is courageous and that is why we use the term 'survivor'. If you have been sexually assaulted and have reached here, please know that help is available, whether you choose to report the assault or not. Recovering from trauma can take many forms and there are different steps that you can take. This website aims to provide information about the legal and other processes involved, so that you can make a decision about what you would like to do. Even if you do not want to report the case to the police, do seek support from friends, family or a counsellor at Dilaasa.

This section of the website begins with identifying sexual assault, getting help after an episode of sexual assault, information regarding medical support, registering a police report, legal information and dealing with emotional issues.

If you know someone who has been sexually assaulted, you too can make use of this information. You can help someone who is abused or who has been assaulted by listening and offering comfort. Go with her or him to the police, the hospital, or to counseling. Reinforce the message that she or he is not at fault, and that it is natural to feel angry and ashamed

Services:
In case you would like to report a sexual assault, kindly seek services at the Emergency Room of Rajawadi Hospital (Ghatkopar), Cooper Hospital (Juhu) or Bhabha Hospital (Bandra West). These three hospitals, run by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, provide comprehensive therapeutic as well as medico-legal care for survivors of sexual violence. The medical response at the hospitals is in keeping with International standards set by the World Health Organization, and doctors and nurses are specially trained in this regard. Counselling services too are available. This response is being implemented only in these three hospitals in the city of Mumbai and we encourage you to seek services here.

To read more about the work happening at these hospitals, please go here.

If you would like to seek counselling services, you may come to:
Dilaasa Department 101,
K.B.Bhabha Hospital,
Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050
Tel: 022-26400229
Timings: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday and 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday.

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