The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-based Violence reports: 

  • 18% of Asian or Pacific Islander women reported experiencing rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime in a national survey, as compared to 48% of American Indians or Alaska Native women, 45% of Black women, 34% of Hispanic women, and 37% of White women. 
  • 21 – 55% of Asian women in the U.S. report experiencing intimate physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime, based on a compilation of disaggregated samples of Asian ethnicities in local communities. 

During the event, presenters highlighted how local leaders can work towards ending gender-based violence and how to advance gender democracy by strengthening culturally sensitive advocacy by engaging communities and promoting systems change.