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Any intentional conduct that seriously impairs another person’s psychological integrity through coercion or threats.
Any act which causes psychological harm to an individual. Psychological violence can take the form of, for example, coercion, defamation, verbal insult or harassment.
Additional notes and information
Council of Europe (2011). Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and its Explanatory Report. Council of Europe Treaty Series No 210.
Based on European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) (2017) Glossary of definitions of rape, femicide and intimate