economic violence



Economic violence refers to acts of control and monitoring of the behaviour of an individual in terms of the use and distribution of money, and the constant threat of denying economic resources. The control mechanisms may also include controlling the victim’s access to healthcare services, employment, etc.


(1) Council of Europe (2011). Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and its Explanatory Memorandum. Council of Europe Treaty Series No 210;

(2) United Nations (2013). Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Programming Essentials.

(3) EIGE experts.

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