Since its foundation in 1993, Dunkelziffer e.V. helps girls and boys who have been sexually abused. For example, the association gives advice to children and youths, as well as their attachment figures. Furthermore, Dunkelziffer e.V. offers crisis intervention by a professional team. The protection of the victims and tougher penalties for offenders as well as the removal of the taboo and comprehensive elucidation of the society are important aims of the association.