Any act or behaviour which causes economic harm to an individual. Economic violence can take the form of, for example, property damage, restricting access to financial resources, education or the labour market, or not complying with economic responsibilities, such as alimony.

Additional notes and information

The control mechanisms may also include controlling the victim’s access to healthcare services, employment, etc.


Based on European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) (2017) Glossary of definitions of rape, femicide and intimate partner violence. Luxembourg. Publication Office of the European Union