Financial control is a form of abuse and includes controlling access to household money, such as not having access to bank accounts.
Emotional and economic abuse in relationships are often intertwined as people who insult and shame their partners will also try to control their income and assets.
A new study has interviewed South Asian women who have suffered from economic abuse.
New research has found that 15.7% of women and 7.1% of men have experienced economic abuse in their lifetimes.
Women living in high financial stress and those who have a disability or chronic health condition are most at risk of economic abuse.
Australia’s social safety net is not doing nearly enough to counter the economic harms of violence.
Australia is now having a national conversation on domestic violence. Yet the way violence degrades women's financial status remains in the shadows. Much more needs to be done.
Women are more likely than men to be victims of economic abuse.
Momentum for reform to end domestic violence should not stop at the most dramatic expressions of abuse. Economic abuse can also contribute to a lifetime of struggle for women.