How many women do you know like this?
As the cost of living rises … vulnerability does too!
But how many women do we know who are in this position? Tolerating not just a lesser life, but dealing with emotional and physical abuse in their living situations just to have a roof over their head?
I can think of all too many who have powerful husbands aka ‘the breadwinner’ and when things get tough, they often feel trapped!
Surely, we aren’t living in the dark ages now! No relationship should tolerate abuse, but is the motivation, as the following article implies, more about having the security of a home?
The article written and published in 2016 talks about what was then predicted as a growing trend, which now is an uncomfortable truth! Many women are staying in physical and emotionally abusive relationships because of their inability to financially secure a home of their own. Let alone cover the costs of their children!
What we know now is that women over 55 years of age make up the majority of people at risk of homelessness, if not already without a home. Some of those, in fact, are women over 80!
So how do we break that trend?
Learning these statistics serve as a huge motivation for the Top 100 Women to implement our pathways program which will soon be revealed in May 2019. Giving women the skills and capacity to grow, gain experience and increase their chances of employee-ability within the workforce.
Whilst we cannot assist everyone and nor can we make decisions for people, we will be paving a path for any woman either today or tomorrow wanting to increase their skills within the sector and at the very least, try to eliminate the huge trend we are seeing – Women being deemed ‘unskilled’ and homeless!
We would love to hear your thoughts on this!
How many Women do you know that stay in physically and emotionally abusive relationships merely because of the security of having a home?