Counselling for Sexualized Discrimination and Sexual Assault
Every first and third Thursday of every month, open office hours are held at the university by the women’s counselling center Lilith (Frauenberatungsstelle Lilith e. V., information only available in German). The office hours are offered from noon to 2:00 pm (12:00 – 14:00). Students and employees who have experienced discrimination or sexual assault can find help and advice during these office hours. The women’s counselling center Lilith is a non-profit organization that has no religious, political, governmental or otherwise public affiliation. Their focus is on consultation and support for women who are currently suffering from or who in the past have suffered from emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Consultation hours take place in room E 5.327. You do not need to make an appointment.
You can find the exact dates of the office hours by either calling the Equal Opportunities Office’s secretariat 05251 60-3296 or via email: andrea.sabban(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de.
Consultations are free of charge and anonymous. The counsellors are legally bound by the comprehensive statutory duty of confidentially.
An important principle during counselling is that nothing will be done without the full agreement of the woman being counselled. The counselors are experts with various certifications or degrees in therapy as well as additional qualifications for dealing with trauma. They offer information, advice and assistance in crises as well as support for and/or during clarification and coping processes. Topics for counselling could include sexual harassment and discrimination at the workplace or during studies, as well as sexual assault or stalking.
Counselling at Paderborn University
It is possible to contact Lilith e.V. directly even and especially outside of the office hours at the university,.
Frauenberatungsstelle Lilith e. V.
Monday 16.00-18.00 (4 pm to 6 pm)
When calling, you can also request an in-person appointment at the Lilith’s office. Outside of the hotline hours, you can also leave a message with a request for a return phone call.
Email contact: frauenberatung(at)lilith-paderborn(dot)de
For male students and employees, counselling and aid is available through KIM – Rat & Tat e.V. (Men’s counselling center)
KIM - Rat & Tat e. V. – Men’s Counselling Center