Violence against women is not a marginal phenomenon – it affects the everyday life of numerous women in Germany and elsewhere. It often occurs behind closed doors, in families, relationships, or the close social environment.
How does such violence manifest itself in practice? Who is particularly affected by it? And what impact does violence have on the lives of women and on the development of their children? The following pages present information on the typical forms of violence against women, on those women who are in particular need of protection, and on the consequences of violence.