Breaking Barriers: Unveiling the National Score Card on Economic Abuse
Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 12:00 – 13:30 EST
The Canadian Center for Women’s Empowerment (CCFWE) is proud to present a groundbreaking event, “Breaking Barriers: Unveiling the Provincial-Territorial Scorecard on Economic Abuse.” Join us as we shed light on the often-overlooked issue of Economic Abuse and reveal an in-depth scorecard assessing legal frameworks and policies across Canadian provinces and territories.
Understanding Economic Abuse:
Economic abuse is a crucial facet of intimate partner violence that frequently remains unnoticed, leaving survivors without adequate support and protection. Our Provincial-Territorial Scorecard on Economic Abuse meticulously assesses existing laws, regulations, and policies, pinpointing gaps in our societal response to this form of abuse.
Engaging Panel Discussion:
Participate in a thought-provoking panel discussion exploring the intricate connection between legislation and Economic Abuse. Esteemed experts and activists will dissect the multifaceted harm caused by Economic Abuse within our communities, with a focus on how it exacerbates gender inequalities within provincial-territorial legislation.
Unveiling the National Scorecard:
A key highlight of this event will be the unveiling of the National Scorecard on Economic Abuse. This innovative project rates and ranks each province and territory based on crucial factors related to economic abuse, including legal definitions, workplace policies, financial protections, and more. This scorecard is a powerful tool to inform decision-makers, guiding urgently needed policy and legal changes to protect survivors of economic abuse.
This virtual event will take place on Tuesday, September 26th, from 12:00 to 13:30 EST. It provides a platform for policymakers, advocates, service providers, and stakeholders from across Canada to unite. Together, we aim to deepen our understanding of economic abuse policies and collaboratively work towards creating a more secure and empowering environment for survivors.
The purpose of a scorecard for provincial-territorial laws relating to economic abuse is to assess and evaluate the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of existing laws and policies within a specific province in addressing economic abuse. The scorecard serves several key purposes:
- Measurement of Effectiveness: By scoring and rating the provincial laws, the scorecard allows policymakers and advocates to gauge the effectiveness of the current measures in addressing economic abuse. This assessment can highlight successful initiatives and areas that require strengthening.
- Identification of Gaps: The scorecard helps identify gaps in the legal response to economic abuse, such as loopholes or missing protections, which may leave victims underserved or unprotected.
- Advocacy Tool: The scorecard can be used as an advocacy tool by activists, organizations, and community groups to raise awareness about the importance of addressing economic abuse and pushing for legal reforms.
- Enhancing Support for Victims: Improving provincial laws can lead to better support and protection for victims of economic abuse. Stronger legal protections may provide victims with the means to seek help and access resources to escape abusive situations.
- Data Collection and Progress Monitoring: The scorecard helps collect data on the state of provincial laws related to economic abuse, allowing for ongoing monitoring of progress over time.