Is there such a thing as financial or economic abuse in a relationship?

Dear Gaone Please keep my identity anonymous. I am a medical doctor by profession. I am getting increasingly worried by some of the married and non-married women in heterosexual relationships that form part of my clientele. Some of them are in relationships where they do not have a say in the financial upkeep of their homes, which births depression and stress-related diseases. Is there such a thing as financial or economic abuse in a relationship?

Dear Anonymous

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is generally defined as violence directed at a person based on their gender. Domestic violence, which is also a form of GBV includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse as well as economic abuse, harassment, intimidation or damage to property.

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