What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to gain power and control over a dating partner, spouse or relative. It is not an isolated incident and can include verbal, emotional, psychological, sexual, economic, or physical forms of abuse such as: threats, slapping, choking, name calling, insulting, rape, blaming the survivor for abuse or controlling money.
Of Asian women report experiencing intimate physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner during her lifetime
of women were abused by their in-laws in an anonymous survey of A/PI survivors in Washington, DC
were the top three trends in abuse among Asian women
women have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner
1 in 3
men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner
1 in 4
of transgender persons experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime
Decolonizing our Understanding of Domestic Violence
All relationships have various power dynamics. Healthy relationships involve shared power and no one person has all of the power, all of the time.
Healthy relationships can involve things like:
Respect for boundaries
Trust and support
Negotiation and fairness
Honesty and accountability
It’s important for all of us to think about healthy relationships and what we want in a relationship with a partner, friend, family member and ourselves. Complete this healthy relationship exercise to get started.