The rates of domestic violence in the Asian American community is two to three times higher than any other group, reports the Daily Titan.
The Asian Pacific Islander Institution on Domestic Violence says 41-61 percent of all Asian women have at least once in their lives experienced physical and or sexual violence from an intimate partner.
That’s much higher than rates reported in the African American community (26%), Hispanic (roughly 20%) and White women (just over 20%). As high as those numbers are, they could even being higher.
“It is very hard to identify victims of domestic violence. To reach out to them, we need to provide a safe space for them to come forward,” said Dear Aunaetitrakul of the Asian Pacific American Resource Center at Cal State Fullerton.
The school is holding a seminar titled titled Domestic Violence and the Asian Pacific Islander Community. Panels will discuss some of the causes behind the high rate of domestic violence in the AAPI community and discuss why domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse, but also includes emotional, verbal and phychological abuse.
You can find out more about the seminar scheduled for next Tuesday in the Daily Titan.