Gender-Based Violence in Asian/Asian-American and Pacific Islander Communities

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This website from the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence centers AAPI (Asian/Asian-American and Pacific Islander) communities in examining nine types of gender-based violence: abusive international marriage; domestic violence; elder abuse; forced marriage; domestic violence related homicide; HIV and intimate partner violence; LGBTQ intimate partner violence; sexual violence; and human trafficking. 

“Relationships are complex, and love, affection, and commitment can still be part of relationships despite the violence. Sometimes, these positive elements are the foundation for change. Women and other survivors seek help to reclaim their power, by breaking their isolation to seek support, escape the abuse, and find ways to keep themselves and their children safe. Abusers struggle to change, couples try to restore balance and equality, friends and family step in: these and other struggles strengthen our collective hopes for violence-free lives.”