This factsheet summarizes the layered needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more (LGBTQ+) Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) survivors and communities in the U.S., based on the current literature available. Although limited research has been conducted on this topic, we present findings that capture the range of experiences, track current trends and prevalence rates regarding gender-based violence (GBV), and bring to attention to areas of need.
AAPI LGBTQ+ survivors might identify in ways beyond those encompassed by the LGBTQ+ umbrella identities. We recognize that not all communities will identify with the LGBTQ+ umbrella, or with the modern connotation of some LGBTQ+ identities. For the purposes of this factsheet, we will use LGBTQ+ to include non-heterosexual and non-binary identities.
AANHPI communities tend to be collective in nature, as well as hierarchical, to varying degrees. Both contexts complicate the concepts of consent and boundaries, especially for AANHPI youth and young adults, who often do not have opportunities to learn about the taboo...
This summary report lifts up the experiences and needs of Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students and staff who face dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, or sexual harassment on campus. While focused on experiences of survivors on college campuses, the findings and recommendations may also have implications for AANHPI students in the context of K-12 schools. Many thanks to the AANHPI survivors and advocates who were willing to share their experiences and insists with API-GBV!
Do you know what signs to look for and what steps to take if a teen or young adult encounters sexual or other harassment in the workplace? At the EEOC, we have seen that young workers at their first jobs can be especially vulnerable to harassment whether due to sex, national origin and other characteristics. Make a difference in the lives of the Asian and Pacific Islander teens and young adults you serve by learning how to recognize and refer cases, and understanding the role you can play to address workplace sexual harassment.
Presented by EEOC San Francisco. Hosted by API-GBV.
A collection of information and statistics on dating abuse and sexual assault affecting API teens and youth
By the Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse
This report is an effort to document and reflect on the experiences of queer and trans Korean survivors of family or intimate partner violence. It shares key findings of the Queer & Transgender Korean American Survey on Family and Intimate Partner Violence in Our Community, as well as two in-person focus groups.
We need policies that ensure that all workers, whether they are employees or contractors, have access to safety and justice in the workplace.
Research and data on sexual abuse in Asia and in the U.S, community-specific abuse, child sex abuse, sexual abuse among young adults, and help-seeking & services.
Erin Thomas, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)
An overview of the geographical, historical, ethno-linguistic, and cultural diversity of Pacific Islander communities; historical trauma; and GBV trends.