Community Based Research Project on Financial Abuse as a form of Intimate Partner Violence
WomanACT is undertaking community-based research into women’s experience of financial abuse as a form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the Toronto area.
Working with researchers at the University of Guelph, the project will explore the nature of financial abuse, the impact of financial abuse on women and strategies to prevent financial abuse.
The project will include a literature review as well as undertake surveys, interviews and focus groups with Women with Lived Experience of financial abuse and with service providers working in the Violence against Women sector.
Ways to get involved:
Online Survey for Service Providers
We are looking for service providers to participate in a short online survey about their clients’ experiences of financial abuse. We are looking to understand the diverse experiences of women in heterosexual or same-sex relationships experiencing financial abuse. The online survey should take approximately 10 minutes.
Access the online survey here
Focus Groups with Service Providers
We are conducting two focus groups in the Toronto area with service providers to discuss any financial abuse they may have encountered in their work with clients and their ideas and experiences with meaningfully addressing this issue.
Sign up for a focus group here
Interviews with Women with Lived Experience of Financial Abuse
If you are a woman living in the Toronto area who has experienced financial abuse in a heterosexual or same-sex relationship in the past 5 years, we want to hear from you.
We are looking for women to participate in an in-depth interview to describe their experiences with financial abuse. Interviews are expected to last about 1 hour, and participants will be paid $50 for their time.
For more information about the interviews, and to register, please visit here