To drive change for victim-survivors, we are committed to learning from and contributing to the growing evidence base on economic abuse.
The evidence base on economic abuse and the negative economic impact of domestic violence more broadly has expanded over the past ten years. Our research library brings together evidence from the UK and around the world to help develop understanding of economic abuse.
Our team undertakes original research with victim-survivors of economic abuse and contributes to the growing evidence base on economic abuse in the UK. Our research informs our campaigning and policy influencing. It also provides the public with a vital insight into the scale and impact of economic abuse. Read our research and reports below.
This in-depth research gives a picture of what economic abuse looks like globally in the context of intimate partner violence, drawing on findings from six continents.
A report on the practical barriers women face in rebuilding their lives after domestic violence
A call to build economic safety for women and girls
How economic abuse is reflected in successful prosecutions of controlling or coercive behaviour
This report focuses on the Universal Credit single payment. The Women’s Budget Group (WBG), along with other organisations, has concerns about other aspects of Universal Credit that have implications for women, and for survivors of domestic abuse. These issues are to be explored in WBG’s future work.
Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations
Our housing policy officer worked on the following chapters to DAHA’s Whole Housing Toolkit:
Economic Abuse as an Invisible Form of Domestic Violence: A Multicountry Review
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse (TVA) Journal
Evaluating our projects and training is a vital part of our growth as a charity. Evaluation not only helps us measure the impact of our work, but also provides us with new data about economic abuse and the community response. This information informs new projects, partnerships and more.
A survivor-led approach to policy influencing
Evaluation of the Domestic and Economic Abuse Project (DEAP)
Responding to coerced debt: Final evaluation of the Economic Justice Project
Training and supporting banks and building societies
Responding to coerced debt: Consumer advocacy
Training financial capability practitioners
Development of policy and practice responses to economic abuse
We have a number of concise fact sheets that offer insights into the scale and impact of economic abuse in the UK.
The international network was established following our CEO’s Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.
It shares best practice and research on economic abuse with practitioners, researchers and policy-makers via a newsletter. It has over 100 members across seven countries.
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