The 2020 Census has gotten underway, and by April 1 – Census Day – all households will have received an invitation to participate in the census. It is vital that survivors of domestic violence, including immigrant survivors and survivors from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) population, have the opportunity to respond to the census, as the information they provide will influence funding and planning for programs, services, and policies that support survivors and the immigrant and AANHPI communities, as well as political representation in Congress.

However, survivors of domestic violence, especially immigrant and AANHPI survivors, have unique concerns and barriers that can deter them from participating in the census.

This webinar covers the following topics to address the barriers survivors of domestic violence face:

  • The implications of the census on survivors of domestic violence, including survivors from the immigrant and AANHPI communities
  • Discuss the specific concerns that survivors of domestic violence face, including about safety and confidentiality of the information they provide on the census and language access options
  • Explain how the census will be conducted in domestic violence shelters.

Related Resources

A Report on the State of Asian Americans in New Jersey

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.

Census Data & API Identities

Information on Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. including demographics, identities, immigration, and spoken language data.

Who Are Asian Americans? Community Fact Sheets, 2015

By Center for American Progress
These factsheets provide a detailed look at 10 groups of Asian Americans by national origin, including data on educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence & National Network to End Domestic Violence

March 2020

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