Surviving economic abuse: Economic abuse throughout the pandemic

Surviving Economic Abuse - April 2021

A call to build economic safety for women and girls

The Cost of Covid: Economic abuse throughout the pandemic has revealed how domestic abusers utilised Covid-19 restrictions to restrict, exploit and/or sabotage victims' economic resources, compromising their physical safety. The research found that since the arrival of the pandemic, abusers controlled victims' access to their finances, benefits, child maintenance payments, everyday necessities such as food and utility bills, housing, as well as their ability to work or study. As lockdown measures begin to lift, Surviving Economic Abuse is calling on Government and businesses to further ensure women and girls' economic safety remains a priority.

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Housing and accommodation

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Welfare benefits

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Child maintenance

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Interim report

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