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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Revised 2011

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