One in six women in the UK has experienced economic abuse by a current or former partner. The effects can last a lifetime, with some women never free of the abuser’s control.
Without control of the money or items needed to leave and live independently, many women stay with abusers for longer and experience more harm as a result. Women who experience economic abuse are five times more likely to experience physical abuse than those who don’t. When women experience economic abuse in the context of coercive control, they are at increased risk of being killed.
We work to save lives and stop economic abuse forever.
We raise awareness of economic abuse and influence changes to professional practice, systems, policy, legislation and regulation so they recognise economic abuse and better support victim-survivors.
Our work focuses on supporting women because of the disproportionate impact that economic abuse has on them. But we know that anyone can experience economic abuse. We want peer support and services to be available for all victim-survivors of economic abuse. We work with a range of organisations with expertise in supporting those affected.
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From influencing policy to driving change in professional practice, we have made strides towards economic abuse being more widely recognised and towards better responses for victim-survivors.
Our achievements include:
We are driven by a core set of values that underpin everything we do.
We are a team of dedicated professionals, both women and men, working remotely. With no office, our overheads are low. This means that the funds valued supporters donate go further towards creating the changes we want to see.
Watch our multiple award-winning film developed by creative communications agency, Media Zoo. It highlights the lived experience of this devastating but largely invisible form of abuse.
The following video contains scenes that some viewers may find distressing.
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