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Faculty of Medicine Junior Staff Development and Equal Opportunity

Consultation and Reporting Offices

Below you will find a list of various internal and external counseling and reporting offices on the topic of discrimination. These are mainly located in the city and canton of Zurich.

Do not hesitate to seek help from trained professionals.

UZH internal Offices

The University of Zurich has its own counseling center and legal help to which you can turn in case of sexual harassment. More information can be found via this link  Protection Against Sexual Harassment

The Disability Office (Fachstelle Studium und Behinderung) is the UZH competence center for topics related to equality for people with disabilities or chronic illness, inclusion, equal opportunities, accessibility and compensation for disadvantages.

External Offices

Did you experience or witness sexual discrimination or harassment? The organisation CLASH Zurich offers a helpline. 


For more comprehensive information on many other official contact points, we recommend consulting the overview on thewebsite of the city of Zurich (only in German).

LGBT+ Helpline

LGBTIQ Helpline offers counselling and is aimed at all people who have questions about queer life.

Phone: 0800 133 133


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Schlichtungsbehörde nach Gleichstellungsgesetz

The "Schlichtungsbehörde nach Gleichstellungsgesetz" is not a counselling service, but provides legal information by phone on the validity and content of the equal treatment law.

Phone: 044 248 30 30

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Sexuelle Belästigung am Arbeitsplatz

An information and counselling portal for the prevention of sexual and sexist harassment at the workplace. Free, confidential online counselling for the person concerned in all cantons of Switzerland. A response follows within three workdays.

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The Women's Counselling Service is a support centre recognised by the canton of Zurich. It offers support an counselling for women affected by sexual and /or domestic violence, as well as for relatives and health care professionals. The counselling session are free of charge and confidential.

Phone: 044 291 46 46


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Consulatation office on racism in Zurich

Phone: 044 415 62 26


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Meldestelle VSAO
(= Verein Schweizerischer Assistenz- und Oberärztinnen und Ärzte)

Reporting office for doctors to report grievances regarding employment law, training program and discrimination in hospitals.

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Die dargebotene Hand

The "dargebotene Hand" is a telephone line for all people who are desperate, lonely or at a loss and need a sympathetic ear.

7/24 by phone in D, F, I and E.

Phone: 143 (call charges 0 - 0.70 CHF/minute) or free chat/email

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Kriseninterventionszentrum Zürich (KIZ)

The KIZ, with its outpatient and short-term inpatient services, offers people in extraordinary life situations the opportunity for talks and psychiatric treatment after telephone registration as a supplement to emergency psychiatric services.

Address: Militärstrasse 8, 8021 Zürich

Phone: 044 296 73 10

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