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.