The presence of domestic violence tells us about the presence of inequality in the relationship; the extent of the violence tells us about the extent of the inequality. All cultures have gender inequality, the degree of inequality differs, the space to push against the boundaries differs, and the rigidity with which these structures are maintained differs. Inequality isn’t necessarily abusive, only when it’s used to cause harm and suffering, to assert power and control in repeatedly violent ways.

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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.


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