This study explores risk and protective factors in five Asian American communities: Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, North Indian Hindu, and Pakistani Muslim. These factors include cultural traditions, norms, attitudes and beliefs, particularly around gender roles, intergenerational family dynamics, intimate relationships, and approaches to child-rearing. This study involved 23 semi-structured focus groups (163 total participants) to gather the perspectives of youth/young adults, parents, community leaders, and service providers in six different languages across the five communities.
This study suggests that the intergenerational immigrant experience has destabilized traditional family ecologies and has introduced stressful dynamics. This family disharmony manifests in risk factors for life course and developmental problems, and potentially negative behavioral outcomes. In some cases, new strengthening ecologies are forming. As families navigate and negotiate multiple cultural frameworks, some families have begun to draw from multiple sources to develop new understandings around gender equity, empathy, and healthy relationships and seek to pass these understandings on to their children.
Defending Criminalized Survivors Workshop
What happens when the laws that are supposed to protect survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault become turned against them? Survivors can be criminalized for reacting in self-defense, participating in criminal activity under their abusers’ coercion, or for failing to protect their children from witnessing or being impacted by violence in the home. Survivors of color, who struggle with mental health or substance dependency, or who otherwise don’t fold the “perfect victim” mold are disproportionately incarcerated. In this workshop, API-GBV will be joined by Hyejin Shim and Neda Said of Survived & Punished, who will guide participants through a discussion of the criminalization of survivors, and how advocates can support criminalized survivors.
Making Our Home and Community Safe: Responding to Afghan Evacuees
Following the sudden withdrawal of U.S. military presence from Afghanistan nearly 100,000 Afghan refugees were evacuated to the United States, with many still remaining on U.S. military bases and resettlement to happen by the end of January 2022. Many evacuees now face uncertainty related to their immigration status, concern about families back in Afghanistan, and the challenge of acclimating to life in the U.S.
AAPI Challenges, Barriers, and Priorities: Share-back of our community listening sessions
Over the past year and a half, API-GBV strove to learn more deeply from our community of front-line advocates, national partners, systems contacts, and allies through a series of listening sessions, assessment, and surveys. During this webinar, staff shared themes and...
How COVID-19 and Systemic Responses Are Impacting Asian and Pacific Islander Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
This advisory explains how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting Asian and Pacific Islander (API) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and describes policies enacted to address the pandemic including the CARES Act, and API and immigrant survivors’ eligibility for the programs and services offered in the legislation, as well as the implications of utilizing the services. The Advisory also discusses the effect of systematic responses to the COVID-19 crisis and the unique issues that API survivors face that systems must account for to support survivor safety during the pandemic.
Facts & Stats Report: Domestic Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Homes, 2020
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.
Factsheet: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Human Trafficking in Native Hawaiian Communities, 2020
Statistics, and information on domestic violence, and human trafficking in Native Hawaiian communities
Factsheet: Dating/Hookup Abuse and Campus Sexual Assault among Asian and Pacific Islander Youth
A collection of information and statistics on dating abuse and sexual assault affecting API teens and youth
Domestic and Family Violence in Hmong Communities, 2019
Demographic data, statistics, and resources on domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of abuse in Hmong communities