Asian and Pacific Islander activists in the anti-domestic violence movement are extraordinary, constantly building programs and organizing communities to address gender-based violence. There is a large group of powerful women leaders, who may not even define themselves as such, doing amazing work. Volunteers – male, female, youth, elderly – provide countless hours in programs, sometimes staffing entire organizations for years, and almost always in addition to busy lives as workers, home-makers, students, and parents. Advocates often encounter the hostility of their own communities, the inhospitable climate of multiple and baffling systems, and the urgency of so many victims in crisis. They may themselves be survivors of gender-based violence. Nevertheless, they have created a dynamic set of resources for women and other victims in their communities.
The Directory lists over 160 agencies in the U.S. that have culturally-specific programs designed for survivors from Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Also available is the online database, which can be used to search for agencies by location, ethnicities served, and language services.
Statistics from published and unpublished studies on prevalence of abuse, domestic violence, types of abuse, attitudes towards domestic violence, help seeking attitudes and experiences, service utilization, health and mental health consequences, exposure to family violence in childhood, and domestic violence related homicides.
This tipsheet 1-pager, developed by Korean American Family Services (KFAM) describes some suggested practices for working with faith leaders on DV/SV response and prevention.
Almost 70-80% of Korean immigrants in the U.S. reports that they attend church regularly. Korean American Family Services (KFAM) has encountered so many survivors whose faith play a very important role for their journey to healing. Because of this reason, KFAM has been working with the Korean faith community for about 8 years in order to make our community more welcoming to survivors and to train faith leaders to become supportive first responders. Through this webinar, KFAM will share our work with faith leaders, our strategy and the impact of our work.
Presented in collaboration with four AAPI community organizations and shelters, this webinar series explores the impacts of trauma on AAPI survivors and communities. Presenters share insight about working with survivors in shelter and through immigration and legal cases; and discuss best practices for providing culturally-specific, trauma-informed services, particularly within the context of COVID-19.