• If you need immediate medical care, call 112 or ask someone nearby to do it.

- Your call will be answered by an operator who will ask for information about what is happening and for details of the place where you are and your contact. The operator will send the appropriate resources to help you, such as the Police and the emergency ambulance services (INEM), if necessary.

- Click here to know more about the emergency number.

  • Try to avoid having a bath or washing any part of your body until you are examined by a doctor or expert. If possible, avoid using the toilet.
  • Collect all evidence related to the aggression: your clothes and objects, as well as other objects that may belong to the offender. Keep everything, without cleaning it, in a paper bag.
  • Contact the Police and report the crime. The police has specialised certified training to support victims of sexual violence.
  • Go as quickly as possible to a Delegation or Centre of Legal Medicine of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses – INMLCF) or to a hospital. Take with you all the evidence associated with the aggression.

- The proofs of the aggression left in your body, clothes and objects may be very important if you decide to report the crime. For more information about this, click here.

- Even if you don’t have visible signs of aggression, it is very important that you are examined by a health professional to screen for sexually transmitted infections, internal injuries, or, in the case of females, pregnancy.