Economic Instability or Dependence Keeping Women in Abusive Relationships

This infographic shows how leaving an abusive relationship can be economically budensome for women. Survivors escaping violence are more likely to rely on food banks and receive income assistance.
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Economic instability or dependence keeps women in abusive relationships. The loss of belongings, home, salary, health and dental benefits are examples of the burden a woman must carry with her the moment she leaves.

  • Food Banks Canada: Women who have left abusive relationships rely on food banks at a rate of almost 20X the average Canadian

  •  Women who have left abusive relationships were receiving income assistance at a rate of almost 9X the average Canadian woman

This infographic emerged from the Issue-Based Newsletter 10: Gender Equality.