What Is Violence?

Violence has many faces
Domestic violence takes place primarily between adults who are in a marital or non-marital partnership or other (kinship) relationships. In Germany every fourth woman is a victim of domestic violence. The exercise and the preservation of power and control over another person plays an important role.

The forms of violence can be very different:
 

  • Physical violence
    Punches, kicks, strangulation, bondage, threats and injuries with weapons of all kinds, attacks with objects ...
     
  • Psychological violence
    Threats, committing acts of violence to themselves, the partner or children, children as leverage (prohibition of contact), insults, humiliation in public, constant control of any actions in everyday life, forced marriage, death threats ...
     
  • Social violence
    Prohibition and control of contacts, locking up, prohibition of contact with family and friends, bullying ...
     
  • Sexual Violence
    Sexual harassment, coercion to sexual acts (attempted ) rape, sexual abuse of wards ...
     
  • Financial violence
    Refusal or allocation of money, controlling spending and finance, no access to account, prohibiting of employment or forced employment ...
     
  • Stalking
    Harassment like unwanted phone calls day and night, threatening letters, spying and persecution at work and at home ...
     

Contact us if you feel threatened by violence - in whatever form.

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