APWC Launches Peace Begins at Home Campaign to Address Domestic Violence in Underserved Communities
Written by Verena Kwan
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September 30, 2014

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ASIAN PACIFIC WOMEN'S CENTER LAUNCHES PEACE BEGINS AT HOME CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES


Multi-platform campaign to launch during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Los Angeles, CA (September 30, 2014) - The Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC) today announced the launch of their first-ever campaign, Peace Begins at Home, to address the issue of domestic violence in the underserved Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. APWC is also seeking support from community members to participate in this campaign through art empowerment.

The multi-platform Peace Begins at Home campaign will utilize social media, videos, print and art empowerment to encourage the Los Angeles community to join the fight against domestic violence. The innovative campaign features a juxtaposition of photos of art empowerment projects submitted by survivors, clients and the community with staggering statistics that show the disparities face by API women and children, as well as tips for maintaining a peaceful home environment and healthy relationships. These facts and tips will enable community members to identify domestic violence and abuse, and promote awareness about how to seek help in an abusive relationship.

“As 1 of only 3 domestic violence agencies catering to the API community, the Asian Pacific Women’s Center aims to spread awareness about domestic violence to a community where the issue is rarely addressed with Peace Begins at Home,” said Kristina Rim, the interim executive director of APWC. “We’re ecstatic to include the community in this campaign by asking them to participate in the art empowerment project”.

“The Asian Pacific Woman’s Center seeks support from community members to participate in an art empowerment portion of this project. Please visit http://apwcla.org/resources/peaceathome.html for more information on how to take part in this extraordinary project.

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About the Asian Pacific Women’s Center
Founded in 1993, the Asian Pacific Women’s Center is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to community outreach, raising awareness about domestic violence and the resources available for victims, and fostering violence prevention. Our mission is to provide an environment that is sensitive to the cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence survivors and their families, as they acquire the necessary skills and personal strength for self-sufficiency and violence-free lives. For more information, please visit www.apwcla.org or call (213) 250-2977.