The profile of women survivors of IPV: economic status

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24 Nov 17
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One of the main activities of the WE GO! project consisted in a data collection involving the antiviolence centres partners in the project, and 5 other centres based in Greece. The centres are based in 4 EU countries: 1 in Bulgaria, 6 in Greece, 3 in Italy and 2 in Spain. The purpose of the data collection was to contribute to build knowledge on the specific issue of the economic needs of women survivors of IPV, focusing specifically on their socio-economic characteristics.

The data collection involved a total of 552 women supported by AVCs. The privacy of the women assisted by AVCs was ensured and no sensitive/personal information was circulated outside the centres. The data below show some of the results relating to women’s economic status.

The 40.9% of the women are employed and 59.1% are not employed.

73.7% of the women have dependant children and most of them have children aged up to 13 years old.

The majority of women don’t own the house they live in (65.5%). Only 13.3% of the women live in house that is their exclusive property and 14.8% share the property with her husband or partner. 82.5% of the women have low level of economic independence against 17.5% who have a high level of economic independence.

Of the 461 women out of 552 for whom it was possible to collect information on economic violence, 53% were subjected to one or more forms of economic abuse by a partner/husband or former partner/husband. In detail, 22.6% declare they don’t have access to the household income. 19.1% cannot use her own money freely. 17.6% declare that her expenditures are monitored and 16.9% doesn’t know the household income. 10.8% of the women are not allowed to work/find a job. purpose of the data collection was to contribute to build knowledge on the specific issue of the economic needs of women survivors of IPV, focusing specifically on their socio-economic characteristics.