Domestic and gender-based violence

Everyone deserves to have healthy relationships free from violence and abuse. Domestic and gender-based violence, including against children, is a serious crime. Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. People of any race, age, gender, sexuality, religion, education level, or economic status can be a victim — or perpetrator — of domestic violence. That includes behaviors that physically harm, intimidate, manipulate or control a partner or family member, or otherwise force them to behave in ways they don’t want to, including through physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, or financial control.

The embassy has provided the following information to assist victims of domestic or relationship violence and abuse.

If you are calling from a Bulgarian phone number, you may need to wait to be transferred to an English-speaking operator. If you are calling from an international phone number, your call will be directed to an English-speaking operator automatically.

Your safety is important. If you are in immediate danger, call 112.
There is no wrong or right way to feel or react. As the body and mind process the devastation of violence, many different emotions, behaviors, and physical responses appear and disappear and may reappear. Get help now.

Tel. +359 (2) 937-5101 (24/7)
Tel.: +359 (2) 937 5100 (from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on business days)

You can also email Please note that we monitor this mailbox during working hours only.