Consequences of Violence

Violence against women has many consequences: It can entail serious health problems, acute injuries, but also long-term emotional or physical distress. When children witness violence against their mothers, this often also has a negative impact on their development. 

Moreover, women who are affected by violence frequently have to endure financial dependence and economic losses. This is because they lose work, get into debt, or rely on state benefits.

Not only the persons concerned have to bear the high costs. Society itself also has to make a large contribution to financing the national help and support system. This shows that violence against women is not an individual problem, but an issue concerning all of society.