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Letter from the Executive Director    

Dear Friends,                                                

I want to tell you a little story about a woman named Y. Y, born and educated in Japan relocated to DC to pursue a career in journalism. During her time here she met someone, became pregnant and decided to return to Japan to deliver and care for her baby as a single mother. However, with the hopes of being a family she returned to the U.S. with her son and married her child’s father. Soon after the marriage, her husband’s abusive behaviors escalated – Y and her son were taken to a rural area in Maryland, their movements restricted, and lives isolated.  

This is not a new story.  

You know the statistics. 21-55% of Asian women in the U.S. report experiencing intimate physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime. And as for attitudes towards violence – of 607 A/PI respondents, the top explanation of why family violence happens include power, domination, and control from the spouse.   

That’s why we need your help.  

A generous supporter, just like you, will be matching donations up to $2,000 between now and August 25. We’re so grateful for your continued support and hope you can help us continue our work to end gender-based violence.  

Because DVRP is doing what needs to be done to tear down the statistics of domestic and gender-based violence. In the last 10 months, over 160 survivors have received direct services, 1000 plus community members have been trained on healthy relationships, cultural humility, language access, and healthy masculinity, and new workshops – Trauma Arts Therapy, and Know Your Rights legal clinics – have broadened our services in and outside of the A/PI community.   

And today we are reaching out for your support to ensure that we can continue providing the essential services for survivors in your community. To make a difference donate now and another donor will double your impact by matching your contribution!  

We are so grateful for community supporters like you who are helping DVRP support A/PI survivors and collectively create a world free of gender-based violence. Thank you for your continued support!    


Krittika Ghosh  

P.S. Y's story is not over. After contacting DVRP, Y and her son moved into Sinai House in DC while DVRP connected her case to lawyers. Y and her lawyers succeeded in obtaining a protection order from her husband. Today through a grant from DVRP, Y is pursuing a yoga instructor certification and continues to receive services from DVRP. Support survivors like Y and don’t let this generous matching donation slip away.                                     

Learn how you can help A/PI survivors rebuild their lives


Summer Highlights

This summer, DVRP has been hard at work engaging the community through trainings, workshops, and outreach.

DVRP conducted a series of Know Your Rights trainings on immigration relief for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. Thank you to June, who generously provided legal expertise during these clinics!

Advocate Training on July 14th was a success! Thank you to all the amazing, strong, insightful advocates who attended. We enjoyed being able to share this space of education, reflection, and action with you. 

DVRP tabled at the Chinatown Community Festival on July 7 and Fiesta Asia on July 21. We love these opportunities to we can connect with community members and talk about our services and mission! #RaiseAPIVoices

Stay tuned on our Instagram @apidvrp for more updates!

Save the Dates

Join DVRP staff, community members, and arts workshop participants at the commencement ceremony celebrating their eight-week journey!

Join DVRP and Healing the Body's Ashley Dequilla for a free night of guided meditation, painting and performance as we support survivors to speak out and take control of their narratives. Check out for more information on the style of event. Register at for free!

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Save the Date!

Please join us for an evening of live music, food, and drinks benefiting the A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project. 

Thursday, October 4 at 6pm.
We're Hiring!

Apply at:
Sheeraz's Birthday Fundraiser

Sheeraz Balushi is turning 28! For his birthday, he's asking for donations to DVRP. Thank you for your support Sheeraz, and happy birthday!

You can donate here:
VAWA Reauthorization

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has been working to develop legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that addresses the needs of survivors and communities. She has just introduced H.R. 6545 in the House of Representatives to reauthorize VAWA in 2018. Check 
to see if your House member is an original cosponsor. If not, please contact them today and ask them to cosponsor this essential bill!
Call for Essay Submissions

Editors Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti  are compiling essays for their new book 
Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. 

Learn more about the book here:


Did you know you can donate to DVRP while you shop at Amazon? Bookmark our Amazon Smile page and use it every time you place an order! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible purchases. It's easy!  

You can also support our work by shopping at major online retailers through the Giving Assistant website. A portion of your purchase will be donated to us! Get started here.  

You can always donate directly through our website! Every dollar goes a long way. Please give what you can so we can continue our much-needed work. Thank you for supporting us!

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