Minnesota releases its first major study of violence against Asian Women and Children.
Legislative Study on Violence against Asian Women and Children, 2017
Released on March 30th, 2017, this landmark study, commissioned by the Minnesota State Legislature and led by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Department of Human Services (DHS), was the first major study of violence against Asian women and children in Minnesota. It examined the types and prevalence of violence against Asian women and children, as well as the cultural contexts for this violence. Understanding these contexts was critical to the development of effective strategies to address violence against Asian women and children. Based on the legislative charge and the Working Group discussions, this study focused on the prevalence and nature of domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, abusive international marriage, stalking and trafficking.