Conjugal violence is a range of behaviours perpetrated in a current or past intimate relationship to control one’s partner or ex-partner.
In a conjugal violence relationship, the controlling partner establishes a climate of tension and fear, while ensuring that their partner does not leave them. In doing so, they create a power and domination dynamic known as coercive control.
Conjugal violence can affect all women, regardless of their culture, ethnic origin, social status, age or income.
It can also occur at any time in a relationship, even after a separation.