A center for women who have experienced violence in a close relationship.
Have you been exposed to threats, violence or other abuse by your partner, former partner or someone else in your near family? If so, you have been subjected to a crime and are entitled to support and protection.
Intimate partner violence is common and is any pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. It encompasses all physical, sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
Who we are:
At Kvinnohuset Kassandra we are social workers with many years of experience working with women, exposed to violence in a close relationship. The center has been active since 1996 and is politically and religiously unbound.
We offer support to:
- Women who have experienced violence in a close relationship.
- Women subjected to rape.
- Friends and families.
If you have questions about abuse, or want to help someone you know, we have the knowledge to help you. Kvinnohuset offers support and advice by phone or provide counselling in person. You can remain anonymous if you want.
Organisation: Kvinnohuset Kassandra
Location: Majorna, Gothenburg
Phone number: 031-140022, Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4pm.
Different types of violence:
Psychological violence involves causing fear by intimidation; threatening physical harm to self, partner or children; destruction of pets and property; “mind games”; or forcing isolation from friends, family, school and/or work.
Economic violence involves making or attempting to make a person financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources, withholding access to money, and/or forbidding attendance at school or employment.
Emotional violence includes undermining a person’s sense of self-worth through constant criticism; belittling one’s abilities; name-calling or other verbal abuse; damaging a partner’s relationship with the children; or not letting a partner see friends and family.
Physical violence involves hurting or trying to hurt a partner by hitting, kicking, burning, grabbing, pinching, shoving, slapping, hair-pulling, biting, denying medical care or forcing alcohol and/or drug use, or using other physical force. It may include property damage.
Sexual violence involves forcing a partner to take part in a sex act when the partner does not consent. See more about sexual violence below.
If you need a women shelter, contact the social services in the area or municipality where you live. Your children are also entitled support. During evenings or weekends, you can contact socialjouren in Gothenburg on number: 031-365 87 00. In an emergency, always call police at 112.