09 20 Oct '24

Resources for victims of harassment or sexual assault

During Film Fest Gent it's possible that some of the films on the programme deal with topics such as sexual assault, sexual violence and rape. Have you seen something or experienced something yourself? Please consult these resources. Do not hesitate to speak to Film Fest Gent staff. Do you need help immediately? Call the emergency hotline 112.
Vlaams meldpunt

Vlaams Meldpunt voor Grensoverschrijdend Gedrag / Flemish Hotline for Harassment

Have you experienced (sexual) harassment in a sports club, university, theatre company or in another Flemish sector or organisation? Or do you know someone who has experienced this? Are you looking for advice or guidance on steps you can take? Report to the Flemish Hotline for (Sexual) Harassment and our staff will work with you to see how they can help you.

Contact by phone

Free number 0800 13184. Available every working day from 9am to 5pm and on Monday evenings from 5pm to 8pm.

Contact by e-mail

meldpunt@vlaanderen.be. Sometimes telling your story is too difficult and it works better to write it down. You can email us whenever you want. Free and anonymous (you don't have to say your name). We handle your information very carefully and discreetly.

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Zorgcentrum na seksueel geweld (UZGent) / Care Centre after sexual violence

Victims of sexual violence, such as rape or sexual assault, can visit the Care Centre after Sexual Violence (ZSG) of Ghent University Hospital day and night. The centre offers victims all possible assistance in one location: medical and psychological care, an initial trace investigation and, for those who want it, help with the police report.

Contact by phone

09 332 80 80 (day and night)

Contact by e-mail


1712 (Belgium)

Professional helpline for questions about violence, abuse and child abuse
1712 listens. 1712 gives advice. 1712 refers on.

Call 1712

Available Monday to
Friday from 9am to 6pm


Available 24 hours a day
7 days a week

with 1712

We are online
Available Monday to Thursday
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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