The 2020 Census has gotten underway, and by April 1 - Census Day - all households will have received an invitation to participate in the census. It is vital that survivors of domestic violence, including immigrant survivors and survivors from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) population, have the opportunity to respond to the census, as the information they provide will influence funding and planning for programs, services, and policies that support survivors and the immigrant and AANHPI communities, as well as political representation in Congress.
However, survivors of domestic violence, especially immigrant and AANHPI survivors, have unique concerns and barriers that can deter them from participating in the census. In this webinar intended for advocates serving domestic violence survivors, especially immigrant and AANHPI survivors, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and National Network to End Domestic Violence will cover the following topics:
- The implications of the census on survivors of domestic violence, including survivors from the immigrant and AANHPI communities,
- Discuss the specific concerns that survivors of domestic violence face, including about safety and confidentiality of the information they provide on the census and language access options,
- Explain how the census will be conducted in domestic violence shelters.