Raising our Voices

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Produced by Family Violence Prevention Fund with a grant from the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
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Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women’s Response to Relationship Violence Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women’s Response to Relationship Violence Authors: Cristy Chung Summer Lee A SIAN W OMEN S S HELTER Editor: Leni Marin F AMILY V IOLENCE P REVENTION F UND Sponsored by Family Violence Prevention Fund in collaboration with the Asian Women’s Shelter Funding from the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice made this important gathering possible.
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ii F AMILY V IOLENCE P REVENTION F UND This project was supported by Grant No. 98-MU-VX-K019 awarded by the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily repre- sent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. The contents of this publication may be reprinted and adapted with per- mission of the Family Violence Prevention Fund. Any reprinting or adaptation must be accompanied by the following acknowledgement: “This material was reprinted and/or adapted from the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s publication entitled “Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women’s Response to Relationship Violence” The report was authored by Cristy Chung and Summer Lee, edited by Leni Marin. Production was made possible by a grant from the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.” Family Violence Prevention Fund 383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304, San Francisco, CA 94102-5133 Phone: 415.252.8900 Fax: 415.282.8991 http://www.endabuse.org TTY: 1.800.595.4TTY(4889) e-mail: info@endabuse.org Esta Soler Janet Carter Executive Director Managing Director Permission to Reprint or Adapt the contents of “Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women’s Response to Relationship Violence”
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Raising Our Voices iii Table of Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Local Discussion Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The National Focus Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Voices From the Focus Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 What Does it Mean for Queer Asian Women to Feel Safe? . . . . 9 Helping One of Our Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 QAWS Community Intervention Strategies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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iv F AMILY V IOLENCE P REVENTION F UND Acknowledgements The authors and editor would like to especially thank all the focus group participants. To respect their privacy, we are not listing their names.
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