Help in risky situations
Since 2003 three Munich women’s safety organizations have coordinated prevention, awareness-raising and assistance for girls and women. Those who have, for example, become separated from their friends, lost their keys or become disorientated can talk to the social workers at the Security Point. In an emergency the support workers can ring a taxi or drive the women home themselves. You can even charge your cell phone battery there. Each year around 200 girls and women use the service. Around three quarters of them are not from Munich or the surrounding area. They travel from the US, Australia, Italy or elsewhere in Germany. Initially the advice point was in a small mobile home; since then the shelter has a fixed location between the police station (“Wiesnwache”) and the first aid point.