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A-Z Advocacy Model: Asians and Pacific Islanders Build an Inventory of Evidence-Informed Practices

Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence agencies have built an extraordinarily rich tapestry of approaches where advocates do everything it takes to mitigate barriers, challenge patriarchy, strategize to build safety and well-being, and redefine culture.

The A-Z Advocacy Model is anchored by five principles that analyze gendered and racialized cultural contexts, confront root causes, and engage in systems change and cultural transformation; all the while, holding women's equality and empowerment central to community well-being:

1. An analysis of intersectionality and patriarchy deepens the understanding of root causes and becomes fundamental to program design.

2. Culturally-specific programming means designing services that address ethnic and linguistic diversity within and among Asians and Pacific Islanders.

3. Survivor-centered advocacy is based on a culturally-specific analysis and definition of domestic and family violence.

4. Integrating an analysis of, and responses to, gender-based violence when working with API survivors of domestic violence became evidence-informed practice.

5. Engaging in systems advocacy builds gateways to services through collaboration, policy advocacy, and research.


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