Building Our Future (BOF) is a community campaign created by community change agents, movement builders, and advocates to end domestic violence and abusive international marriages/relationships in the Hmong community. October 25th was chosen as the Day of Action for organizers across the country to host events that can bring awareness, spark conversations, and create strategies that help end abusive practices that hurt families. Activities ranged from vigils, teach-ins, kitchen table discussion, community forums, radio talk-shows, and viral organizing on social media networks.

The following report is a summary of the evaluations collected from the Day of Action events.

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Gender and Culture in Transition: A Community Conversation: Report on Domestic Violence Forum with the Fresno Hmong Community, 2014

By Central California Asian Pacific Women. 
Advocates and community members from Fresno convened to examine domestic violence within the context of gender equity and how it impacts Fresno’s Hmong community. Participants identified steps that communities and systems can take to raise awareness, improve service for survivors, and redefine gender values and practices.

Image used with permission from Building Our Future

by Bo Thao-Urabe, Kabzuag Vaj, and KaYing Yang
December 2013

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