A-Z Advocacy Model: Building an Inventory of Culturally-Relevant, Evidence-Informed Practices (A-Z倡議模型:建立文化相關、證據知情慣例)

11/06/2019 - 11:15 to 11/06/2019 - 12:45
Proposal(Workshop / Presentation)
Coordinating organization: 
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
New Methods in Shelter Management and Social Work
Organization Name: 
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (亞太學會論性別暴力)
Organization Introduction: 
The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of advocates; community-based service programs; federal agencies; national and state organizations; legal, health, and mental health professionals; researchers; policy advocates; and activists from social justice organizations. It analyzes critical issues; promotes culturally relevant evidence-informed intervention and prevention; provides consultation, technical assistance and training; develops cutting-edge reports and resources; conducts, curates and disseminates research; and impacts systems change through policy advocacy.

It’s vision of gender democracy and equality drives its mission to strengthen culturally-specific advocacy, influence systems change, impact public policy, and prevent gender violence through community transformation.
Proposer: CDabby
Describe your workshop/presentation (300-500 words): 
This workshop will describe the A-Z Advocacy Model for Asian Survivors anchored in culturally-specific, survivor-centered principles that grow out of an analysis of the issues, barriers, dynamics and trends affecting Asian victims (in the U.S.) of gender-based violence and the cultural contexts of their lives. Program design principles include: integrating an analysis of patriarchy and intersectionality, addressing inter-Asian and intra-Asian language and ethnic diversity, defining domestic violence to include culturally-specific dynamics (e.g., abuse by in-laws) and related interventions, addressing multiple types of gender-based violence across the life course and the impact on help-seeking, and research and systems advocacy to ensure systems are gateways, not barriers, to services. Although this model grew out of serving Asian victims, it is applicable to any community and to historically marginalized victims.

The advocate-inspired model has been operationalized by a rich inventory of evidence-informed practices with a range of interventions, systems change, and community engagement strategies in response to the range of abuser-generated, family- generated, community- generated and systems-generated traumas victims encounter and the ethnic, demographic, and linguistic diversity of immigrant and refugee survivors in the U.S. Qualitative and quantitative data substantiate this inventory of practice demonstrating how principles inform practices; how our expanded understanding of the types and sources of trauma impacts service design; and how practices that grow out of necessity and intention, shape principles.

The workshop will engage participants in adapting A-Z advocacy to their local contexts in order to highlight the innovative program designs already being used by them to mitigate systems barriers; work in solidarity with survivors, policy makers and other activists; and articulate a unique organizational profile that elevates the depth and breadth of their advocacy.
All Speakers:
Chic Dabby
Firoza Chic Dabby is the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence. She has been in the field of
gender-based violence for over thirty years acquiring expertise on domestic violence against Asian immigrant and refugee women;
violence over the lifecourse and its effects on health, mental health, economic security, and help-seeking; international and domestic
sex trafficking; domestic violence related homicide; child custody; forced marriage; trauma-informed care; elder abuse; and sexual
violence, particularly in conflict and disaster zones. She writes, trains, and presents extensively about these and many other issues.

Between Bombay and Berkeley, she has lived in London, Cambridge, Paris, and Kathmandu.