Project: Rebuild app for women
The project will develop an app giving immediate practical information and tips on financial issues to women suffering domestic violence or financial abuse.
Financial security is a key step to ensuring a woman’s long term safety from violence and decreasing the likelihood of a woman returning to an abusive relationship. The earlier women get information about improving their financial security, the better the likely outcome.
Women facing domestic violence often leave home with only their phone, so an app is a practical tool. It will help women protect their assets from ongoing financial abuse and rebuild their financial lives after violence.
The app will ask simple questions to discover the woman’s circumstances eg. Do you have your own bank account? Do you have consumer loans? Bills? In whose name? The app will then give simple step-by-step actions with immediate and practical benefit. eg. taking photos of documents, controlling access to credit and bank accounts, telling the bank your new address.
The app will always make safety a priority.
Financial Rights Legal Centre (NSW) is a project partner. The evaluation partner is Ithaca Group.