emotional abuse

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1100

Definition

Emotional abuse refers to belittling, humiliating or undermining an individual’s sense of self-worth/self-esteem (e.g. constant criticism, verbal insults, name-calling, etc.).

See also: psychological violence

Source(s)

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

http://www.endvawnow.org/en/modules/view/14-programming-essentials-monit...

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