Economic Abuse: The Major Factor For Violence Against Women 

Conference: 2016 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men and Boys 
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue., NW. Washington, DC 20009
Breakout Session Title: The Economic Abuse: Recognising and Addressing A Barrier To Safety and Recovery
        
 Date: 22nd March 2016

Time: 3:00p.m —4:30p.m 
Economic factors are the largest predictor of whether a survivor stays, leaves it goes back to an abuser. 

    
  WHAT IS ECONOMIC ABUSE? 

  1. Economic Sabotage 
  2. Economic Control 
  3. Economic Exploitation 

  ECONOMIC ASPECT OF ABUSE

  • Economic Impact by Victimisation 

ECONOMIC ABUSE AND ECONOMIC CRIMES 

  • Coerced crimes & criminal records 

    

IMPACT ON JUSTICE SYSTEM PARTICIPATION

  1. Access to child care
  2. Ability to take time off work
  3. Economic-based witness intimidation 
  4. Fear of personal justice system involvement. 

   

   IDENTIFYING ECONOMIC ABUSE

  1. SCALE of Economic Abuse (SEA —12)  
  2. CSAJ’s Consumer Rights Screening Tool. (https://www.csaj.org:document-library/consumerrightsscreeningtool-9-11.pdf)
  3. NNEDX/Allstate’s Moving Ahead

  

   CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SCREENING 

  1. Facilitation: who and where should do the screening. 
  2. Implementation: What question to ask and in what format? 

  

CONSUMER RIGHTS REMEDIES

  1. Actions to repair damaged credit or remove the survivor’s name from debt. 
  2. Prohibiting foreclosed & eviction actions against survivors.  

   

 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/BENEFITS 

  1. Temporary Assistance for needy families. 
  2. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 
  3. Housing Choice Voucher Program. 
  4. Social Security. 
  5. Childcare Subsidies Program. 

  

Published by

Feminist Church

Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

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