FUTURES is pioneering collaborations among anti-violence advocates, unions, service providers, worker associations, employers, and more to forge innovative solutions to address the vulnerability of low-wage workers to experiencing violence, both at home and at work, and create safer and more supportive workplaces for all.
Workers in low-wage industries are especially vulnerable to experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and trafficking. Their workplaces—retail, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, clinics, private residences, and farms—often make them vulnerable to perpetrators. Many of these workers also spend large amounts of time working in isolation, which increases their chances of being threatened, stalked, or assaulted on the job.
On average, four to five women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends each day in the United States and women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year.