Australia’s inaugural Economic Abuse Awareness Day will take place on the 26th of November, 2021; the day after the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls and within the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.
Economic Abuse Awareness Day began in Canada in 2019 when the Canadian Centre for Women’s Empowerment called for greater recognition of the issue. In 2021, Australia will join the campaign to mobilise resources nationally and internationally in recognition of economic abuse.
The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES) is coordinating resources in Australia and invites other organisations and individuals to get behind the effort to improve recognition of, and responses to, domestic economic abuse.
In the lead up to 26 November, CWES will be producing a toolkit for organisations to draw from in support of the awareness campaign. It will include lived experience examples of economic abuse, social media-ready infographics and messages, a website for people experiencing, escaping, or rebuilding from economic abuse, and contacts for experts working in this space.
If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact us.