Building on the approach developed by Domestic Violence Service Management’s initiative, Insight Exchange, the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety is guided by the expertise of women with lived experiences of economic abuse and disadvantage to inform its advocacy.
The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety acknowledges that people of all genders, cultures, sexualities, abilities, and socio-economic status can and do experience family violence and similarly, that it can be perpetrated by anyone and happen anywhere. We recognise that women, non-binary and gender-diverse people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and women with a disability experience higher rates of family violence. Our focus on women is an acknowledgment of the disproportionate rate at which women experience abuse and of the structural economic disadvantages women face, that compounds suffering and reduces options.
If you're worried you might be experiencing economic abuse, or you’re concerned about someone else, please explore the CWES Financial Safety site for information and services that may be able to help.