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!
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.