According to a Centers for Financial Security study, “financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases” meaning it has the potential to impact nearly every domestic violence case.
One of the most impactful ways a Basic Income or Guaranteed Income would make a difference is through empowering those who are victims of domestic violence and financial abuse with the ability to leave their abusive situations such as an abusive spouse or workplace. Providing income security to those in abusive situations allows for the freedom to escape from such abuse and provides the choice for a new course in life.
There are a wide variety of ways that a Basic Income or Guaranteed Income would empower women and strengthen entire communities: by reducing domestic violence and financial abuse by partners, by solving parenting issues and acknowledging care-work, by improving education, improving nutrition, and creating stronger relationships. Among other benefits.
As studies have shown, it would create a better more cohesive community, it would create stronger relationships and lead to less crime, and it would prepare healthier children that are ready to take on a very challenging future. Guaranteed Income or Basic Income is the power to say "NO" to abuse.