This research project aimed to enhance the understanding of Asian battered women’s experiences in seeking help from the criminal justice system and other programs, and to develop recommendations for system responses to IPV in Asian communities. To this end, face-to-face interview were conducted with 143 Filipina, Indian and Pakistani women who had experienced abuse.
This report describes the next phase of the Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project, supporting four field research teams to translate their findings into practice aimed at transforming the field.
Survivor-Centered Advocacy in Culturally Specific Communities: A Community-Based Participatory Research Project, 2019
The Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project was a California-based research justice project that utilized a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach. This report illustrates the basic principles of CBPR and makes recommendations for those wishing to do a CBPR project that holds historically marginalized communities at the center; and/or those attempting to align or deepen their practices according to what works for survivors from historically marginalized communities.
Statistics from published and unpublished studies on prevalence of abuse, domestic violence, types of abuse, attitudes towards domestic violence, help seeking attitudes and experiences, service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.
In May 2019, a coalition of national organizations gathered feedback from nearly six hundred advocates and attorneys from across the United States, learning that many immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence are now too afraid to call the police or go to court to get help. The advocates report that survivors have an increased fear of deportation, retaliation by their abusers, and separation from their children.