The Financial Abuse project conducts research into financial abuse as a form of intimate partner violence.
While it is well established that financial abuse is a distinct yet common form of intimate partner violence, there is less of an understanding of the different forms of economic abuse and the implications for survivors. Financial abuse involves behaviours that control a woman’s ability to gain and use economic resources, which impacts their ability to be economically independent and self-sufficient. Financially abusive behaviours can be considered normal because of gendered roles and norms related to money, family and relationships.
The project undertakes research into survivors’ experiences of financial abuse, and develops strategies to address financial abuse through prevention and education. We work with policy-makers, community agencies and financial institutions to ensure policies, programs and practices better identify financial abuse and promote women’s economic independence.
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Manager of Programs