This factsheet compiles statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, domestic violence related homicide, stalking, child exposure to family violence, and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

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Trafficking: Trauma & Trauma-Informed Collaboration & Advocacy, 2018

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Why do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, 2013

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Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

December 2017

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