Over the last few decades, the nation has made considerable progress in addressing the violence and abuse many women experience at the hands of partners, acquaintances, and strangers. Despite this progress, threats to women’s safety continue to profoundly affect their economic security, health, civic engagement, and overall well-being.
While there is greater awareness of campus sexual assault and the intersection of economic security and abuse, there continues to be an urgent need to share information on all forms of violence against women and girls, including stalking, street harassment, and school- and workplace-based harassment and violence and to expand access to resources that ensure women’s safety and economic security.
The Economic Security for Survivors project at IWPR identifies barriers that threaten survivor economic security and safety and offers solutions based on data and proven best practices. The project provides justice system and community professionals with strategies, tools, education, and training to improve how policies and programs respond to the economic consequences of abuse and support survivors’ economic security.