In the complex web of issues surrounding gender-based violence, one often-overlooked aspect is the insidious connection between violence against women and financial abuse.
Financial abuse is a form of domestic abuse that operates in the shadows making it tricky to identify. It involves the abuser controlling a person's ability to acquire, use, and maintain economic resources and is a powerful tool for manipulation and control.
The lack of financial resources can limit access to support services and many survivors hesitate to leave abusive relationships due to concerns about their economic future.
It is not lost to Level that financial abuse is often present within marriages where coercive control is an issue. Seeking support from domestic abuse organisations, legal aid services and counselling can complement the financial assistance provided by litigation funding.
The 25th of November marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women. This year’s UN commemoration underpins the importance of prevention. Please click the following link to watch the webinar: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women | UN Web TV