Violence by women
A woman can also be violent. Violence can be directed at the woman’s partner, children or the woman herself. It can be physical violence, e.g. pulling the hair of a child, pushing a spouse or cutting one’s own body. Violence can also be mental, such as intimidation; threats; long-term stalking; or belittling and invalidating oneself or another.
Talking about violence by women is often taboo, and the violence used by women is not properly recognised. However, talking about violence is necessary in order to intervene in behavioural patterns and get help for changing.
Information and support for women who use violence or fear that they will be using it: