Survivors of gender-based violence in AANHPI communities often face numerous barriers to meaningfully participating in elections, including safety and privacy concerns, laws that disenfranchise many voters, language barriers, and for survivors who are homeless or living in a shelter, lack of a home address. This advisory will explain the importance of voter participation among survivors in AANHPI communities and ways to support voter safety among survivors.
What is language justice, what are tips for lawyers to practice it, and why is this especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic? This article answers these commonly asked questions and more.
2020 Census Information Sheet: How Survivors Can Safely Participate and Implications for AANHPI Survivors and Communities
Q&A Factsheet on why participation in the census is important, and how survivors of domestic violence, including AANHPI survivors, can participate while maintaining safety and confidentiality.
Published by Jersey Promise
At over 10% of the state population, Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in New Jersey. This report tells the story of this diverse, heterogeneous community through an in-depth analysis of Family and Social Issues, Public Education, Economic Opportunity, Health Care, Immigration and Justice, and Civic Participation.
Limited English proficiency not only affects survivors’ ability to get help, but also employment, housing, benefits, health and mental health care, and to advocate for social and educational services for their children – factors compounding the vulnerability of, and the discrimination survivors face; more so for those contemplating leaving.
By dint of their immigrant, refugee, and/or other historically marginalized identities, API survivors face barriers that are compounded by socio-cultural factors such as economics, immigration status, culture, religion, systems failure, homophobia, victim-blaming communities, and limited English proficiency. In the changing landscape of gender violence, unique dynamics, new trends, stringent barriers, and increased manipulation by batterers, API survivors face complex service barriers.
Brief demographic and identity information on Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US, including origins, population data and English speaking ability
To address the domestic violence dynamics and trends in API communities, advocates have designed programs based on an intimate knowledge of their communities and the needs of API survivors. This webinar identifies the differing dynamics and current domestic violence trends API immigrant and refugee survivors are facing. It will describe the A-Z Advocacy Model’s inventory of evidence-informed practices and the foundational principles that anchor this unique model.
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.