Centre for Women's Economic Safety - cwes.org.au/
The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety Ltd (CWES) is a registered charity that exists to support women experiencing economic abuse in the context of domestic and family violence. CWES recognises that without economic safety, there is no safety, yet women’s economic inequality is often further undermined by perpetrator behaviour and compounded by products, services and systems that are not fit for purpose. In response, CWES works to reduce the impact of economic abuse on victim-survivors by connecting them with appropriate information, services and assistance, and by sharing their lived experiences to improve social, service and system responses to it.
The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety provides financial safety planning to women experiencing domestic and family violence through its Money Clinics. CWES also leads coordination of Australia’s Economic Abuse Awareness Day and publishes the Financial Safety website (www.financialsafety.org.au).
“Thriving Communities Partnership (TCP) is a world-leading and game-changing initiative bringing together organisations from across the ecosystem to break down the siloes that so often create further barriers to people experiencing vulnerability. I’ve been involved with TCP through my work at other organisations and appreciate the value it places on lived experience and its understanding that we can all be made vulnerable at different times in our lives for different reasons. Cross-sector collaboration isn’t always easy, and it can be time consuming making the necessary connections, which is why TCP is so valuable for organisations with a genuine desire to do better in supporting people to thrive. I’m delighted that the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety is now part of this initiative and look forward to collaborating with organisations in support of. women’s economic safety.”
Rebecca Glenn, Founder and CEO, Centre for Women’s Economic Safety