Until now, we often wrote new texts on this page.
We talked about a lot of topics.
We hope that these topics were interesting for you.
We are glad that you visited our page!
But starting January 2019, we will not write any more new texts.
The page www.refu-tips.de will still be online, though.
That means: You can still read the texts.
Maybe you still have some questions that were not yet answered.
Perhaps you can ask an adult you know.
Perhaps the texts on www.refu-tips.de will help you when you do.
You can also go to a counselling center.
There are counselling centers for when you have experienced violence.
And there are counselling centers for questions about sex and your body.
You can find these counselling centers here: https://www.hilfeportal-missbrauch.de/nc/adressen/hilfe-in-ihrer-naehe/kartensuche.html
Enter your city under “Postal Code/Town…”.
Under “All offers of assistance“ you can say how old you are, for example.
Then click on “Search”.
There you will find someone who can help you.
We are 3 women.
Two of us were born in Germany.
One arrived here as a refugee many years ago.
We work together in a social institution.
Our institution is called AMYNA.
7 other women also work there.
People who work in a social institution want to help other people.
The main objective of our institution
is to protect girls and boys from sexual violence.
We aim to provide help before something happens.
We inform other adults about many important issues.
And we answer lots of questions for girls and boys on this website.
But if something bad does happen to you,
we can also show you where to find help!
Click on this link: https://refu-tips.de/en/category/help-hilfe-en/
This website is designed for underage girls and boys.
But you should be at least 13 years old.
We will have new information for you regularly.
So visit our website often.
You would like to feel at home in Germany.
So you need to know the rules.
And you need to learn a few things.
We want to help you do this.
Maybe we are too direct for you.
Maybe you find something embarrassing.
Something we write.
We do not mean to cause any harm.
We apologise in advance.
But it is important that you also know about embarrassing subjects.
You should feel comfortable and safe in Germany.
We want to help you feel that way.