Highlights from October 2018
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Wrap-Up: Recognizing API Advocates
Dear Friends,

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018 draws to a close, we want to thank every one of you for being a part of this movement to end violence. In our partnerships with training providers, researchers, and community-based organizations, we have been inspired by your efforts to lift up the stories of survivors and support them in the path towards healing. This work is not easy, and sometimes it seems that every day's news brings something to hang our heads over, but your courage, strength, and resilience in the face of each challenge inspire us.

We hope that in turn, our work has supported yours, and that you will continue to let us know how we can help. To request training or consultation, to ask a question, or simply to say hello, please contact us at info@api-gbv.org for general inquiries, or visit our staff directory for our individual emails.
Thank you, from all of us at API-GBV, for being an inspiration in this movement!
21-55% of Asian women have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner
Get more of the facts. Our resources on domestic violence in API communities include:

While there is still a long way to go to de-normalize violence, to shift the shame from survivors to batterers, and to realize communities free from abuse, culturally-specific API agencies have made tremendous strides:
Our Directory of API DV programs lists over 160 agencies across the U.S. and territories that work to end violence through services, advocacy, and community engagement. We encourage you to use our Directory, updated frequently and available in PDF or as an online database, to find services for a survivor to fit his/her support needs, language preference, and more.
Our report on the A-Z Advocacy Model describes the extraordinary range of evidence-informed practices API agencies employ in supporting survivors and transforming cultures.

If you work at or know of a culturally-specific agency that we should add to the Directory, please let us know!
This month, we spotlighted four amazing API agencies doing transformative work in their communities. We hope that their stories inspire you as they do us!
Proposed "Public Charge" policy changes could penalize immigrant survivors seeking services like food and healthcare.

Missed our webinar on Evidence-Informed Practices for API domestic violence survivors?

We offer free consultation and training! Send requests to info@api-gbv.org
On October 30, we were proud to be part of a Facebook Live conversation, hosted by NRCDV, and with guests Little girl speak and NIWRC, on using the #1Thing campaign beyond DVAM

October is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Visit NNEDV's Tech Safety website to learn about best practices for protecting yourself and survivors from technology abuse
This month, we asked you to share #1Thing to support DV advocates. Thank you for tagging us in your messages, and keep them coming to share support beyond DVAM!
News and Updates from the Field:
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence