Forms of violence
The various forms of violence may overlap and are rarely exercised separately.
Directed against the physical well-being of another person.
- Throwing things
- Pouring liquids over someone
- Pulling hair
- Grabbing hard
- Burning with cigarettes
- Hitting the head against the wall
- Attacks with an object (knife, belt etc.)
- Attempted murder or murder
Directed against the mental well-being of another person, with the goal of compromising self-esteem.
- Insult and humiliation
- Playing down physical violence exercised
- Control of social contacts with friends, family and work colleagues
- Social isolation
- Destruction of valuable personal items
Separates the person concerned from their respective environment.
- Inhibiting contact to relatives, friends and/or acquaintances
- as well as suppression of free time activities
Are all sexual acts that happen against the will of those concerned. Sexual violence is a massive act of violence against both the physical and moral well-being of those affected.
- Attempted rape
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual harassment
- as well as all forms of sexual threat Economic violence Increases affected parties' financial dependence on the partner This includes
- Denial of access to money
- Allocation of money
- as well as using money as a form of reward and/or punishment
Harassment and stalking
This form of violence is frequently exercised by ex-partners who do not want to accept the separation.
- Frequent and unwanted calls, text messages, letters, emails, faxes
- Unrequested orders on behalf of those affected
- Continuous monitoring and pursuit
- Persistent verbal abuse and threats
- Leaving of unwanted messages
- or contacting through third parties