Violence in close relationships

Violence in a close relationship includes all violence against intimate and otherwise related parties, involving both adults and children, as well as children who witness violence and honor-related violence and oppression. The most common violence in close relationships is men's violence against women, which is a hindrance for equality between men and women.

Threats, violence, insults, and oppression is prevalent in all groups in society across all age groups. A key characteristic is that the victim has a close relationship with and often strong emotional ties to the offender, which makes it more difficult to fight back and break up.

In case of concern or suspicion of violence

Contact the Receiving unit or the Social Services on-call unit, please see contact information below.

More information

Kerstin Holmberg, Coordinator againts Violence in Close Relationships, kerstin.holmberg@lund.se.