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.


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