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  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis & support line at: 1-877-977-0007

What is Coercive Control?

What is coercive control? “Coercive control often can’t be pinned down to one event in a relationship, but is the accumulation of words, behaviours and threats that humiliate, isolate and control the victim – leaving them without freedom and very little of ‘themselves’ left.” (BBC)

For more information on what coercive control can look and sound like, here are some articles:

 BBC – Coercive control: ‘I was 16 and thought it was normal’  https://bbc.in/3tz5gwt  

How to Recognize Coercive Control: https://bit.ly/3tNawwF  


If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you/someone you know is feeling unsafe, call the 24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Helpline at 1-877-977-0007