California Health Report: July 8, 2019
In her article examining how policies that support economic security and gender equity can reduce domestic violence, Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil quotes Prevention Institute's Alisha Somji:
“A lot of people see the immediate connection between how domestic violence can increase economic insecurity, but there tends to be less dialogue about how community economic security can help support safe relationships and prevent violence before it begins. What this means is that when we think about domestic violence prevention, it’s not just about some of the things we usually think about—teaching healthy behaviors and relationships—but it’s really thinking about more of our community environments. One example of this, is by supporting economic policies such as paid leave from work."