Financial and economic safety are vital to a person’s wellbeing. Financial safety is part of economic safety and includes the human right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of a person and their family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of circumstances beyond their control. *

The Centre for Women's Economic Safety supports the right of all people to:

  • Be free of economic and financial abuse
  • Receive fair and appropriate financial support for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of children, or others, in your care
  • Have access to appropriate financial products to help manage your finances
  • Have structural and systemic support to maintain and build your economic security over time.

Economic safety is the starting point to build economic security: to be able to generate income, save money, and acquire assets.

*Article 25 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

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