Although Asian and Pacific Islander is used frequently as an aggregate term, there is tremendous ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity within this communities. This factsheet is an attempt to disaggregate the term and enumarate some of the overlapping identities APIs may hold.
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.