Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Domestic violence is no longer a private issue: NGO

MSN had this up on their site with regard to DV becoming less stigmatic.



''Apna Ghar'' deals with domestic abuse survivors while addressing the special needs and challenges of immigrants from the African and South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Asian. It also serves people from Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Iran, and the white community.

Established in December 1989, Apna Ghar was the first transitional shelter serving Asian domestic violence victims in the United States.

they are celebrating their 20th anniversary.  It is weird to think that this is a big deal, however in the 80s there were no shelters, no real laws against it and the double stigma of being from a different culture in a foreign land and being abused, must have been totally frightening to women who were ( are) not used to having "rights" that we Americans take for granted so often.  Just something to think about.


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