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Asian American (See related page: Ethnic Diversity.)


Apna Ghar – provides comprehensive multi-lingual, multi-cultural services, including shelter to South Asian women and their seeking lives free from violence, Chicago, IL.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence – a national resource center on gender-based violence against Asians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. We analyze critical issues, provide technical assistance and training, conduct research, and inform public policy, San Francisco, CA.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin – (formerly SAHELI) is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking, Austin, TX. See trainings available on Asian culture.


Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence – the mission is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities, Boston, MA.

Asian Women United of Minnesota – a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to ending violence against Asian women and children, empowering Asian women and girls, and building stronger and safer communities. Through our various programs we work to increase awareness, provide services, and break down the cultural barriers that bar and stereo-type Asian women and girls, Saint Paul, MN.

Asian Women’s Sheltera comprehensive shelter program that provides safety, food, shelter, advocacy, and other resources to assist women in rebuilding violence-free lives for themselves and their children.  Our services are culturally appropriate and language accessible. We have an on-call pool of multilingual advocates to respond to the wide range of Asian languages spoken in the Bay area, and we work closely with other agencies in the community to provide a comprehensive network of resources for Asian battered women and their children, San Francisco, CA.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family – was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities and can provide services in more than 30 Asian and Pacific Islander languages. Our mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root cases and the consequences of family violence and violence against women, Los Angeles, CA.


Daya – supports South Asian women, their children and families who are trying to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence and reclaim their lives. Daya empowers these women by offering counseling and advocacy, promoting community awareness, and by advocating at the policy level. Daya's approach fosters individual freedom and respect leading to healthy families, Houston, TX.


Korean American Family Service Center (English and Korean) – a leading, nonprofit organization that supports and empowers adults, youth and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect. We are committed to preventing and ending domestic violence and relationship abuse, and creating a violence-free society. Our counseling, education and advocacy programs for individuals and families in the New York Tri-State area are provided in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting, Flushing, NY.


Korean American Women In Need (English, Korean and Chinese) – the mission is to is to eradicate all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence and sexual assault, by empowering Asian American survivors and engaging the community through culturally competent services, community education and outreach, and advocacy. KAN-WIN is the only agency in the Midwest that operates a 24-hour hotline in Korean and English, Chicago, IL.


Maitri – a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that helps South Asian women facing domestic violence, emotional abuse or family conflict, Sunnyvale, CA.

Manavi – a non-profit organization for women who trace their cultural heritage to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Manavi's goal is to increase awareness of women's rights in society and encourage social change to end all violence against them.  Its approach is nonjudgmental, nonreligious, and nonsectarian. Manavi is committed to the empowerment of South Asian women and thereby, dedicates its major efforts to facilitating women's quest for self-reliance and autonomy everywhere, New Brunswick, NJ.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum – the mission is to build an APA women's movement among those who believe in advancing social justice, and addressing the concerns and increasing the rights of APA women and girls, Washington, DC.


National Organization of Asian Pacific Islander Ending Sexual Violence – provides technical assistance and support to local / community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories, Des Moines, IA.


New York Asian Women’s Center – helps battered Asian women overcome violence and govern their own lives, free of abuse. The Center also works to raise public awareness about domestic violence, advocate for the rights of battered women, and create an agenda for social change, New York, NY.

Sakhi for South Asian Women – exists to end violence against women. We unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Sakhi serves South Asian women who trace their backgrounds to countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the South Asian Diaspora (including the West Indies and Africa). These women come from diverse backgrounds including age range, religion, ethnic origin, economic and educational background, language spoken, and immigration status. After decades of working with and being an integral part of our community, we at Sakhi know that in order for families to be healthy and happy, violence and oppression must be eliminated at the heart and root of our communities. We know that community members themselves must be aware of, and participate in, the dialogue in order for true and sustainable change to occur. Our vision of a society without domestic violence lies within the community’s ability to take ownership in the fight to end violence against women, New York, NY.

South Asian Women's NETwork – a forum for and about women from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.




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