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CSAJ Releases Economic Security Atlas
February 14, 2017
Announcing the Release of CSAJ’s Accounting for Economic Security Atlas
Mapping the Terrain: Toward a New Economic Advocacy Paradigm
There is no safety for survivors of domestic violence without economic security, and there is no economic security without social equality. Domestic violence can only be meaningfully addressed with a paradigmatic shift in the way in which individuals and institutions respond to survivors’ economic needs. This Atlas sets forth an approach to advocacy for survivors, which shifts the underlying goal from economic self-sufficiency to economic agency and places the intersecting identities of survivors at the center of our work.
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The Economic Security for Survivors Atlas will be released in a series of three Map Books: Mapping, Navigating, and Changing the Terrain. In this first Map Book, we’ve gathered insights from research, practice, and survivors’ experiences to describe the landscape and articulate a framework for intersectional advocacy based on the following four Guideposts:
Economic hardship and poverty constrain survivors’ options for safety
The economic impact of IPV is profound and ripples throughout survivors’ lives
Systemic barriers impede survivors’ access to economic stability
Social inequality, based on one’s culture, identity and experiences, shapes survivors’ options for economic security and safety
We encourage you to download the Atlas, as we engage in justice making work from a place of love, transforming our advocacy to better respond to survivors’ lived experiences.