The 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is an international campaign that seeks to address and combat domestic violence. The campaign emphasises the need for gender equality, the eradication of violence against women, and the protection of human rights.
Bank of Ireland UK supports the Home Office ENOUGH campaign –
The 16 Days of Action for 2023 will run from Saturday 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to Saturday 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
Domestic Abuse can be described as abusive and/or violent behaviour.
Financial Abuse is where a person is controlling or taking over another person’s finances or money.
Economic Abuse (or control) involves coercive and controlling behaviour. This reduces or removes a person’s access to things such as products and services or the ability to move about freely.
Modern Slavery is where all of a person’s rights to access to any products, services, support or freedom of movement is taken.
Do any of these sound familiar?
- “My partner forced me to take out a loan and put the money in their account”
- “My daughter takes my card to buy things for herself”
- “My family make me give them my wages every month. I never get to spend anything on myself”
- “I was made to give all my money to my partner to support their addiction”
- “They said no one else would ever visit me and I’d be put in a home if I didn’t give them my card and PIN”
- “My family sold some of my belongings without me knowing”
These are examples of financial and economic abuse.