16 days, 16 stories campaign

November 24, 2021

We have been working with Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, on a global campaign that will sit alongside the United Nations Women’s 16 days of Activism campaign.

Starting 25th November, we will be sharing 16 different economic harm stories from people who have bravely shared their experience, in an effort to raise awareness about how different each experience with economic harm can be.

Our campaign, #16days16stories, is made up of four stories from each country. These stories speak for themselves and we encourage you to read, share and discuss them.

We are raising awareness of economic harm because awareness is the first step towards finding a solution.

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About our partner organisations

United Kingdom – Surviving Economic Abuse

Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of economic abuse and transforming responses to it. The charity works day in, day out to ensure that women are supported not only to survive, but also to thrive. Many women experience economic abuse within the context of intimate partner violence. It limits their choices and ability to access safety. SEA’s vision is a world in which all women and girls achieve economic equality and can live their lives free of abuse and exploitation.

Australia – Centre for Women’s Economic Safety

The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES) exists to raise awareness and understanding of intimate partner economic abuse and to advocate for social and systemic changes that support women’s economic safety and opportunity. 

Canada – Canadian Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment

The Canadian Center for Women’s Empowerment (CCFWE) is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering domestic economic abuse survivors through advocacy, policy and system change, and economic empowerment. It also addresses critical gaps in policies and systems which are preventing survivors from recovering and becoming economically secure and independent. We advocate for and support the development of new approaches to economic abuse, working with organisations to review existing systems, policies and procedures.

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