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In This Issue
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES
FATALITY REVIEW DATA
CAN YOU RELATE?
FORCED MARRIAGE SURVEY
WSCADV CONFERENCE
WORLD CONFERENCE OF WOMEN'S SHELTERS
CROSSING BORDERS WEBINAR
Dear Crossing Borders Advocates,

 
Welcome to the seventh issue of COLLECTIVE VOICE,
Immigration News You Can Use
!

 

 

NEW RESOURCE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES 

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The Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence has compiled some informative resources about domestic violence in Muslim communities, given that many Muslim immigrants in the U.S. come from Central, East, South, Southeast, and West Asia (i.e., the Middle East).

  • A survey of 63 Muslim leaders showed that 10% of Muslims experienced physical abuse in their homes.
  • A study of 23 Muslim married female immigrants from Bangladesh residing in Houston, Texas revealed a 10% prevalence rate of spousal abuse.

Resources include:

  • Bibliographies on domestic violence, gender, and Muslim women
  • Demographic data
  • Directory of domestic violence programs serving Muslim communities
  • Fact Sheet: Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities
  • Statistics on domestic violence in Muslim communities
  • Select translated materials

 

Visit the new Webpage

Download the Fact Sheet

 

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Join the Muslim Advocacy Network Against Domestic Violence (MANADV)

Peaceful Families Project and the API Institute are pleased to announce the Muslim Advocacy Network Against Domestic Violence (MANADV), a national network of advocates, service providers, activists, researchers, scholars, legal and health care professionals, on-line forums, and community-based-organizations addressing domestic violence in muslim communities by empowering survivors, deepening advocacy, strengthening families, and organizing communities.  To sign up for MANADV, visit www.manadv.org or send an Email.

IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE DV HOMICIDE VICTIMS

  
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Immigrant & Refugee DV Homicide Victims

 

This handy 2-page brief from the Domestic Violence Fatality Review includes:

  • New data on immigrant & refugee victims of domestic violence homicides in Washington State
  • Top barriers to safety for immigrant & refugee victims from in-depth fatality reviews
  • What advocates can do to support immigrant & refugee survivors
  • Resources for advocates & survivors 

Free Download (PDF)

CAN YOUR RELATE?

 
Can you relate? 

Living in community

 

Ankita Patel blogs about community, domestic violence and immigrant experiences.

 

Mijas

The Mija's Transitional Restaurant at work and in community.

FORCED MARRIAGE SURVEY 

 

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The Tahirih Justice Center Invites You to Participate

in a National Survey on:

 

Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities

in the United States

 

Open Survey

WSCADV ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

We need the voices of immigrant advocates at the WSCADV Annual Conference!

 

Immigrant Advocacy Workshops include:

  • Immigration Options: Legal Remedies for Immigrant Survivors
  • Creating an Altar for Healing and Connecting to Latin American Culture
  • Platicas Entre Mujeres
  • Out of the Office and Into the Fields 

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Registration is now open.  SCHOLARSHIPS this year are priortized for Native people, immigrants and refugees, and people of color affiliated with Member Programs.  Visit our website for a complete list of workshops and other details.

WORLD CONFERENCE OF WOMEN'S SHELTERS

 

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Join advocates from all over the world in 2010!  Registration for the World Conference of Women's Shelters is now open!

CROSSING BORDERS WEBINAR

 

Dr. Kirstin Senturia set out to look at addressing domestic violence in 9 cultural communities: African American, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Latina, American Indian/Alaska Native, Amharic-speaking (Ethiopian), Russian-speaking, Filipina.  She did this by talking to and documenting the stories of women themselves.  Women identified specific help needed for themselves and their peers who are survivors.  Listen in August 3, 2011 to see what we can do.
  
If this email was forwarded to you and you want to subscribe, email summer@wscadv.org and we'll add you to the list.
Summer Carrick, Crossing Borders Project Coordinator
summer@wscadv.org   360-586-1022 x306