Help in risky situations
Since 2003, three Munich associations have been working on prevention, education and help for girls and women as part of the "Sichere Wiesn" campaign. At the local security point, any girl or woman in an emergency, feeling insecure, disoriented or threatened can find support. Anyone who has lost their friends, keys or orientation, for example, can turn to the staff at the "Security Point" with confidence. They help the visitors to make their way home safely. You can even recharge your mobile phone battery there.
But even in difficult situations such as experienced physical or sexual violence or psychological crises, the Security Point staff provide support. More than 200 girls and women use the service every year. Around three quarters of them do not come from Munich or the surrounding area. They travel from the USA, Australia, Italy or elsewhere in Germany. In the beginning, the counselling centre was housed in a small caravan, but now the shelter has a fixed location between the Wiesnwache (police) and "First Aid".