ATASK and many other Asian-American specific organizations emerged to address the needs of their community, whose concerns were often overlooked or generalized in mainstream media or government policies. For many Asians, violence at home is usually seen as an internal issue, something to be dealt with within the family; some also fear social ostracism if such news was broadcast outside of the home. ATASK affords a safe harbor in the form of a shelter, accessible even to those who may have previously not reached out because of their basic English speaking abilities.
For months, my friend Shandra Woworuntu was raped by traffickers and sex buyers. One day, she saw a small window of hope in the bathroom of the Brooklyn brothel where she was being held. In secret, the Indonesia native quietly unscrewed the plywood from a window with a small spoon and jumped two stories to the ground.
Domestic violence is abuse that occurs between people who know each other. It can happen between husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, gay and lesbian partners, even between parents and children. Although statistics indicate that a majority of domestic violence victims are women, both men and women can be victims of abuse.
A compilation of statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and help-seeking in Pacific Islander communities. Research and data on sexual abuse in Asia and in the U. This factsheet compiles statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, domestic violence related homicide, stalking, child exposure to family violence, and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. This report points out that domestic violence is a universal problem, but its cultural expressions differ.
This fact sheet raises awareness about the nexus of HIV and IPV, analyzes factors contributing to elevated risk for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls, and contextualizes cultural barriers. It offers recommendations to increase coordination between HIV and domestic violence service agencies for Asians and Pacific Islanders, and the need for trauma-informed, gender-sensitive interventions to mitigate the sociocultural and gendered harms abused women and girls in our communities face. Join us for this minute webinar on September 12th at 2pm Eastern, as preventionists in Alaska, Rhode Island, and North Carolina share their successes, surprises, and lessons learned along their journeys, offering strategies and tools for those who wish to engage in this work or adapt similar projects for their own communities.
The MeToo movement has shed light on the violence and victimization some women face in professional settings and personal relationships. Although many high-profile cases have involved powerful men engaging in sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, it is important to note that victimization of women occurs in a wide range of contexts involving different types of relationships and forms of violence. As we acknowledge and reckon with these problems, we still face gaps in understanding how they manifest in certain marginalized communities.
Asian Women's Home, the domestic violence program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement AACIprovides culturally and linguistically appropriate services to assist women and children in rebuilding violence-free lives for themselves. In a cou Read more. Need admin access?
Someone she loved and trusted at the time had pinned her to the ground, upset that she hadn't done something he asked her to do. After throwing a number of punches, he began choking her. Lee said she she lost consciousness multiple times.