This project, conceptualized by Mimi Kim, is an attempt to document the accomplishments and limitations of the API movement to resist violence against women. It goes beyond narrow notions of cultural competence and language accessibility to examine the underlying assumptions and principles which guide intervention strategies and those that define these strategies as innovations rather than simple cultural accommodations. This report draws from interviews with 10 API women working in the anti-domestic violence movement who were asked to discuss this topic.

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