From forced body modification to public molestation, sexual violence can take many horrific forms in API communities, with women and girls as the overwhelming targets. Coupled with victim-blaming dynamics and the traumatic histories of abuse faced by many immigrants and refugees, sexual violence is a critical issue in our communities. This factsheet enumerates the spectrum of abuses women and girls face and the settings that make them particularly vulnerable.

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Webinar for Advocates and Adult Allies! Sexual Harassment & AAPI Teens

Do you know what signs to look for and what steps to take if a teen or young adult encounters sexual or other harassment in the workplace? At the EEOC, we have seen that young workers at their first jobs can be especially vulnerable to harassment whether due to sex, national origin and other characteristics. Make a difference in the lives of the Asian and Pacific Islander teens and young adults you serve by learning how to recognize and refer cases, and understanding the role you can play to address workplace sexual harassment.

Presented by EEOC San Francisco. Hosted by API-GBV.

Revised 2011

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