One in six women in the UK has experienced economic abuse by a current or former partner. Economic abuse rarely happens in isolation; it normally happens alongside other forms of domestic abuse.
If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999.
Seen yet sidelined
Our new report reveals that economic abuse is no longer ‘hidden’ in plain sight. Up and down the country experiences of economic control are being shared by domestic abuse victim-survivors with police officers and in courts.
What is economic abuse?
Economic abuse is a legally recognised form of domestic abuse. It often takes place in the context of intimate partner violence. It involves the control of a partner or ex-partner’s money, finances and things that money can buy, such as clothing, transport, food and a place to live.
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The effects of economic abuse can last a lifetime, with some women never free of the abuser’s control. Your support can help us to save lives and stop economic abuse forever.