Domestic and gender violence manifest differently across communities: prevalence and incidence rates, attitudes to domestic violence and help-seeking, culturally rooted types of abuses, and traditional norms for women and men, vary. This factsheet on violence and help seeking in South Asian (Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan) communities includes:

  • Census data on demographics and English proficiency
  • Statistics on domestic violence and other forms of abuse
  • Resources such as links to translated materials and national/international service directories
  • Lifetime Spiral of Gender Violence, in English and Punjabi

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