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Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2018)

A compilation of statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and help-seeking in Pacific Islander communities.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2018)

Research and data on sexual abuse in Asia and in the U.S, community-specific abuse, child sex abuse, sexual abuse among young adults, and help-seeking & services. 

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2017)

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. 

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2018)

This report points out that domestic violence is a universal problem, but its cultural expressions differ. Drawing attention to such differences can serve to confirm stereotypes because nuanced complexities are hard to convey, but advocacy that is not rooted in cultural contexts is even more problematic. 

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2017)

This report elevates the complexity and impact of culturally-specific programs designed by Asian and Pacific Islander advocates. 

Rutgers University Press (2000)

Speaking the Unspeakable is the first account of South Asian women's experience with domestic violence (defined as physical, sexual, verbal, mental, or economic control perpetrated on a woman by her spouse or extended kin).

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2015)

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence compiled this report following a review of published and unpublished studies and reports in the United States since the original Facts & Stats Report in 2009.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2011)

Excessive restrictions designed to control female sexuality are used to label women’s sexual expressions as transgressions, to justify victim-blaming, and to mask the high prevalence and incidence of sexual violence.

Violence Against Women (2015)

Korean immigrants rely heavily on their respective churches for assistance with domestic violence. Yet, Korean clergy’s responses to domestic violence are unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine factors that influence Korean clergy’s responses to domestic violence in their congregations.
Violence Against Women (2013)

This article examines battered Muslim immigrant women’s experiences with intimate partner violence and their experiences with the police.
International Social Work (2008)

In a survey of 1577 Asian Americans, the average partner abuse prevalence was 16.4 percent, that is, 22.4 percent among Vietnamese, 21.8 percent among Filipinos, 19.5 percent among Indians, 19.5 percent among Koreans, 9.7 percent among Japanese and 9.7 percent among Chinese.
Violence Against Women (2001)

This article examines wife abuse attitudes among a sample of 507 Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian adults living in the United States. The findings show that 24% to 36% of the sample agreed that violence is justified in certain situations such as a wife's sexual infidelity, her nagging, or her refusal to cook or clean.
Journal of Family Violence (2000)

A structured telephone interview was administered measuring respondents' gender role beliefs, acculturation, sociodemographic factors, and their victimization experiences with physical aggression by a spouse or intimate partner.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and Battered Women's Justice Project (2012)


This guide was developed as a resource for legal professionals and advocates working with Muslims, and for Muslim leaders and community members.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, and Wisconsin Refugee Family Strengthening Project (2012)


This report seeks to illustrate in detail that advocate groups have been doing to combat the prevalence of domestic violence within interracial marriages in the Hmong population.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2010)


This report’s goals are to raise awareness of the problem in order to counter denial and victim blaming; generate discussions that will inform culturally-specific intervention, prevention and community organizing strategies; influence the field so safety for battered women takes into account an expanded definition of domestic violence related homicides; and develop questions for future research.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (2009)


All survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence navigate complex legal systems – those with limited English proficiency and those who are deaf or hard of hearing face additional challenges.

Women & Therapy (1990)

This article presents a preliminary analysis of domestic violence in Asian American communities, and reports results from a focus group study on domestic violence in Southeast Asians (Laotians, Khmer, Vietnamese, and Chinese).
Gender and Society (2002)

In this article, the authors assess the still limited literature on domestic violence among immigrant women in major receiving countries so as to begin delineating a framework to explain how immigrant-specific factors exacerbate the already vulnerable position—as dictated by class, gender, and race—of immigrant women in domestic violence situations.