Highlights from April 2019
Resources for Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Carrying the Conversation Forward
Dear Friends,

Thank you for commenting on and resharing the resources we sent this month. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us to let us know what materials you find useful, so that we can be a resource to you in your work with survivors.

Sexual violence happens in every community, and it is always difficult to talk about. We hope that you will join us in continuing the conversation beyond Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There is still a long way to go before sexual violence is ended and gender roles are equalized, but we believe that this movement is stronger and will be more enduring than violence and misogyny
Immigration Project Updates


  • API-GBV submitted comments in opposition to USCIS's proposed Fraud Tip Form. We raised concerns with how the Tip Form would provide abusers and perpetrators of crime an anonymous tool to weaponize the immigration system against survivors and undermine VAWA confidentiality provisions, without consequence or repercussion. API-GBV urged USCIS to withdraw the form immediately and instead develop policies that would allow survivors to access the help they need and deserve. See our comments here.
Save the date! Our annual #APIFamilyViolence chat will be held on May 22, 12-1pm PDT.

Join us in a conversation to destigmatize talking about violence and to uplift the work that's being done. This year we will be hosting the chat on both Twitter and Facebook. More details to come.
Spread the word! Ask Asian foreign-born women in your communities to:


Answer questions in English, Hmong, or Arabic on their priorities, experiences & problems

Learn & understand the danger risks in their relationships

Get a tailored safety plan & resources (myPlan) for health & safety

Receive compensation for their participation
April 1st marked 1 year from the 2020 Census. Asian & Pacific Islander communities are vibrant and diverse. See what you can do to make sure we're represented in 2020: get the Census Day of Action Toolkit from Census Counts, with ideas for events and outreach.
Social Media Campaigns from the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement in Asia
This month we shared the ways in which activists in Asia have gone beyond #MeToo to challenge injustices and end sexual violence in their communities. We hope that you will continue to help us uplift their stories by sharing these images on social media. Click here to view all 8 and to read more information about them.
News and Updates from the Field:
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence