Dubai charity receives 400 domestic violence calls

The helpline of Dubai Foundation for Women and Children DFWAC received 1,617 calls during the third quarter of last year, bringing the total number of calls received by the line in the first nine months of 2014 to 3,968, Afra Al Basti, Member of the National Federal Council and the Director-General DFWAC.

Al Basti said the calls received during the third quarter of 2014 included 396 calls about women and children victims of violence, and 1,221 calls for family consultation and general inquiries about how to support the foundation through volunteering and donations.?Violence victims? calls during the third quarter included 252 calls about domestic violence, 29 calls about child abuse, three calls about sexual abuse, and 112 on other topics related to the abuse of women and children”.