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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 Islander Institute on Domestic Violence – our mission is to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by increasing awareness about the extent and depth of the problem; making culturally specific issues visible; strengthening community models of prevention and intervention; identifying and expanding resources; informing and promoting research and policy; and deepening our understanding and analyses of the issues surrounding violence against women, San Francisco, CA. See fact sheet.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin – SAHELI (Support. Advocate. Heal. Empower. Listen. Inform.) for Asian Families is a nonprofit organization serving Central Texas 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.


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 and Korean) – towards our mission of mission freedom from violence towards building safe and healthy communities, we purse the five primary goals: 1) provide comprehensive direct services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children; 2) empower women to make informed decisions about ending violence in their lives; 3) educate and outreach into the community towards violence prevention; 4) engage in system advocacy toward the provision of culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services for ethnic minorities and immigrant communities; and 5) facilitate leadership of Korean American women in ending domestic violence, 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 – a non-profit and community-based anti-domestic violence organization. Sakhi, meaning “woman friend” in several South Asian languages, works with women of South Asian origin including women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, as well as the South Asian Diaspora, 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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