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16 tips for 16 days of Activism against Gender based violence (GBV) | 30 November 2020

United Nations and its member countries each year from November 25 to December 10 commemorate 16 Days of Activism against GBV. The campaign calls for the elimination of violence against women and children. This year’s theme is ‘Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!’ The Gender secretariat under the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Family will share a tip per day on GBV for this period of activism.

Recognise! Respond! Report!

What is economic violence?

Economic violence in simple terms refers to violence that controls the ability of victims of abuse to gain, use and maintain their financial capacity. It is one of the most subtle forms of gender-based violence as it can often occur in forms which one may not suspect to be a form of financial abuse. These include, but are not limited to damage to your property, restricting one’s access to financial resources, restricting access to the labour market or education which would help one’s future income and even not complying with financial responsibilities such as alimony.

Being violated economically not only affects your financial asset, but it has an effect on your emotional and physical wellbeing. If you feel like you are being manipulated, intimidated, or forced to give up your financial means or you are being prevented to access what is rightfully yours. Break the silence! Contact the helplines below:

 

Helplines:                        2603030 Elderly Helpline

                        4285826 Family Tribunal

                        4288000 Seychelles Police

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