In 2005, the Hmong Women’s Action Team (HWAT) began its Dialogues Project to re-engage Hmong women in conversation about their future. This document offers some background information, provides a summary of the conversations, and makes recommendations for action based on the voices of Hmong women. The principal author of this report is Bo Thao with contributions from MayKao Yangblongsua Hang and members of the Hmong Women’s Action Team.
Abusive International Marriages: Hmong Advocates Organizing in Wisconsin, 2012
Hmong advocates explore the connections between international marriages and sexual and domestic violence.
A Guide for Advocates to Understand the Legal Implications of Abusive International Marriages, 2016
This guide is intended as a resource for advocates who work with Hmong American women and families affected by abusive international marriages.
On Topic: Abusive International Marriages, Sex Tourism, and Trafficking
This brief clarifies the differences between abusive international marriages and/or relationships, trafficking, and sex tourism, and how the harms and labels we use impact women and survivors.
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.
Building Our Future: A Community Campaign, 2013
by Bo Thao-Urabe, Kabzuag Vaj, and KaYing Yang
Day of Action Events Evaluation and Reflection Report