psychological assault

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Definition

Assault that can vary from threats of violence and harm to emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is a tactic of control based on a wide variety of verbal attacks, humiliations or affective neglect, following a pattern of coercive behaviour towards the woman victim.

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Source(s)

European Institute for Gender Equality – EIGE (2014). Administrative data sources on gender-based violence against women in the EU: Current status and the potential for the collection of comparable data.

URI: https://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1333