[Press] National Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse

PRESS RELEASE                                          CONTACT
For Immediate Release                                       Ahlim Kim
October 21, 2015                                      akim@kfamla.org
Korean American Family Services & Center for the Pacific American Family’s Host Joint Press Conference in Los Angeles
CLEVELAND, OH – In recognition of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NKACEDA (National Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Violence) hosted a press conference on Tuesday, October 20th to kick off the national launching. This year, NKACEDA’s first historic annual gathering took place for Article Image3 days in May in Los Angeles, California with 20 participants joining from 7 organizations. And with joint efforts, we are now officially launching our website and announcing the national formation of the coalition. Domestic Violence is prevalent in the Korean American community yet lack of awareness, stigma, language, and other barriers leads to underreporting. Victims suffer in silence as our community remains largely underserved. NKACEDA was formed by Korean-serving organizations who have been largely working within our local communities but want to share knowledge with one another and create a stronger, national voice to address Domestic Violence.
Domestic Violence Facts & Stats
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.  (National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010)
  • 41 – 61% of Asian women report experiencing physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime, higher than the national average.
  • 81% of women reported experiencing at least one form of intimate partner violence (domination/ controlling/psychological, physical, and/or sexual abuse) in the past year.
  • 28.5% of Asian women report knowing a woman who had experienced abuse by her in-laws. (Facts & Stats Report From Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence,www.apiidv.org)
List of Coalition Partner Organizations

Participants From:
KAN-WIN 여성핫라인
Korean American Family Service Center  뉴욕가정상담소
Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse  한인가정폭력방지연대
Korean American Family Services  한인가정상담소
Center for the Pacific Asian Family  아태여성보호센터
Asian Services In Action, Inc.