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Facts & Stats Report: Domestic Violence in Asian & Pacific Islander Homes

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Published Date
January, 2015

This report raises awareness about the experiences of Asian victims/survivors of domestic violence and, given a smaller data set, about Pacific Islanders; counters denial about the problem; emphasizes the need for socio-culturally effective prevention and intervention; and serves to guide future research and inform public policy. ”Clearly, domestic violence which includes coercive control, occurs in all populations regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, class, faith, immigration status, age, education, gender identity, or sexual orientation; as do the socio-cultural, linguistic, economic and political barriers that influence help-seeking. The magnitude of the problem may be considerably greater than available data indicate given that survey data tend to involve underreporting, and statistics from service or data collection agencies are limited to reported cases.”