Stand with Survivors: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM 2017

Throughout the month of October, we invite our community of supporters – you – to help raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence. Here are some ways you can participate. Change involves you.

Help raise awareness by learning more:

Domestic violence can take many forms: physical, emotional, verbal, economic, legal and more. Examples can include:

  • controlling behavior, such as needing to know where you are all the time;
  • controlling money;
  • threatening deportation, threatening to take the kids away.

Believe survivors of domestic violence:

  • Domestic violence and sexual assault happen in the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities and API women are the least likely to report abuse.
  • 1 out of 2 Asian & Pacific Islander (API) immigrant women have been physically, sexually, and/or emotionally abused [Source: API Institute on Gender-Based Violence].

Help someone who might be experiencing domestic violence – let them know they are not alone:

  • Give them CPAF’s 24-Hour Multilingual Hotline Phone Number– 1-800-339-3940 – and encourage them to visit CPAF’s website, CPAF’s services are free, strictly confidential, and multi-lingual, in more than 25 Asian and Pacific Islander languages.

Make a donation to CPAF in honor of people in your life who have been affected by domestic violence, and in support of survivors:

Join us and let’s nurture change together.

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