One in ten women in the UK states that a partner has put debts in their name and that they had been afraid to say no. In addition to the immeasurable emotional cost to victim-survivors of economic abuse, coerced debt can be a heavy financial burden.
In 2017, SEA started the Economic Justice Project, which operated across three London boroughs and aimed to use consumer law to challenge coerced debt
The Project supported 209 women with coerced debt. In total, debt was written off in almost a quarter (24%) of cases, representing nearly £234,000.
Learn more about the Economic Justice Project and its impact in the reports below.
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