How Economic Insecurity Enables Abuse

One in four women has been a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in her lifetime. While violence may not be ‘contagious,’ it is certainly infectious, leaving our country with a pandemic affecting more than just victims, but also sweeping across communities and destroying lives and livelihoods. To fully address this problem, we must take a deeper look into the economics that enable and encourage this abuse to be so pervasive. economics abuse