Bridges: A Connect Call for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Bi-monthly connect calls intended to be a space for AANHPI advocates, community members, and allies to connect, dialogue, share successes, problem solve, and network. API-GBV staff will be available to moderate and encourage discussion, but this is a space for YOU, as the experts of this work, to share your experiences and to learn from … Read more

The Safehouse

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The Safehouse is a shelter for abused women and their children.The shelter provides the following services:  Counselling and support service Free service Department of Social Development Shelters for Abused Victims of Violence Fish Hoek Contact:  General Enquiries Telephone:  021 785 1168 Email:

Holy Cross Sisters St Clare Sanctuary

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Women and survivors who are affected by,     Gender-Based and domestic violence Accommodate the children of women who are below teenage years Emergency or temporary safe care for a period of 3-4 months Psychological and therapeutic care Aftercare and reintegration service  Skills training, where possible Department of Social Development Shelters for Abused Victims of Violence Atlantis Contact:  … Read more


BRING AN END TO BRUTAL KILLINGS OF WOMEN ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT The SANAC Traditional Health Practitioners (THP) Sector urges government and stakeholders to take immediate steps in creating and supporting awareness to end gender-based violence (GBV) in the form of murder and assault against women suspected of practising witchcraft. The THP Sector is concerned that … Read more

Supporting the Participation of AANHPI Survivors of Gender-Based Violence to Vote

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Survivors of gender-based violence in AANHPI communities often face numerous barriers to meaningfully participating in elections, including safety and privacy concerns, laws that disenfranchise many voters, language barriers, and for survivors who are homeless or living in a shelter, lack of a home address. This advisory will explain the importance of voter participation among survivors … Read more

Gender-Based Violence in Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Communities: Roundtable Report

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This report summarizes and synthesizes discussion from a roundtable on GBV in Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander LGBTQ communities, convened by API-GBV in September 2019. Attendees discussed how gender manifests as a site of oppression for API LGBTQ individuals, and strategies to address violence in API LGBTQ communities. The post Gender-Based Violence … Read more

Organizing in Asia: A Presentation by Grace Poore, OutRight Action International

This report summarizes a presentation by Grace Poore, Regional Program Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands at Outright Action International. The presentation and following Q&A set the context of struggles and activism for LGBT rights in Asian countries, and includes critical analysis, research, discussions among activists, backlash and its impacts, societal contexts, and movement … Read more

Upcoming Webinar! From a Spiral of Violence to a Whirlwind of Healing: Strengthening Advocacy for API LGBTQ Survivors

Domestic violence and intimate partner abuse have often been understood in terms of men’s violence against women. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified individuals consistently experience intimate partner violence at similar rates as heterosexual women. With 21-55% of Asian women reporting experiences of intimate physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime, the implications for … Read more

GBV has to stop

By: Andzani Hlongwane The Limpopo Provincial Government in partnership with Energy FM held a virtual Imbizo  to discuss  the alarming killing, harassment and assault  of women by virtue of them being women. Premier Stanley Chupu  Mathabatha was  joined by  Brigadier Thwala of the South African Police Service and  Advocate Joseph Philane  from the National Prosecuting … Read more

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