The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES) is committed to raising awareness and improving understanding of economic abuse.
Awareness and understanding are necessary pre-conditions to improving responses to people experiencing economic abuse and holding to account the people perpetrating economic abuse.
Everyone has a part to play in this effort and we engage with people and organisations across the ecosystem through the media, social media, conferences, and training.
Economic Abuse Awareness Day – 26 November
The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety coordinates resources annually in Australia and invites other organisations and individuals to get behind the effort to improve recognition of, and responses to, domestic economic abuse.
The inaugural Economic Abuse Awareness Day was held in 2021 on November 26; 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.
In the lead up to 26 November, CWES will produce a toolkit for organisations to draw from in support of the awareness campaign.
Economic Abuse Awareness Day began in Canada in 2019 when the Canadian Centre for Women’s Empowerment (CCFWE) called for greater recognition of the issue. In 2021, Australia joined the campaign along with CCFWE, Surviving Economic Abuse (UK) and Good Shepherd (NZ) to mobilise resources nationally and internationally in recognition of economic abuse.
Learn more at https://economicabuseawareness.org.au