Chai & Chat: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence within South Asian Communities
Learn about SAPHA, network, and hear from a multidisciplinary panel on efforts to research and address violence within South Asian communities.
The South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA) is hosting a panel and networking session to start off the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo.
In line with APHA’s theme this year –Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence– SAPHA has invited guest speakers who have dedicated their efforts to research and community-work to address violence within South Asian communities.
Nearly 40% of South Asian women in the U.S. experience intimate partner violence (IPV). Quarantine and social isolation due to COVID-19 has seen an increase in gender-based violence, however, there has been an underuse of services through domestic violence agencies during this time. South Asian women in the U.S. are in a vulnerable position contributed by social isolation measures, economic and immigration-related pressures, underreporting of incidents due to cultural stigma, and inaccessibility of domestic violence shelters.
Grab a cup of chai and join us virtually to learn about SAPHA, hear from a researcher, a clinical psychiatrist, and a community leader, about efforts to research, address, and prevent IPV within South Asian communities.
After the panel, there will be a network session with all the attendees. You will have the opportunity to meet other public health professionals passionate about South Asian health and learn about their efforts within the South Asian community.
APHA registration is NOT required for this event.
*Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event.
Our speakers include:
- Sabri Bushra, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Filza Hussain, MBBS, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine
- Mona Kafeel, Executive Director, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
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- LinkedIn: @SouthAsianPublicHealthAssociation
1. Raj, A., & Silverman, J. G. (2003). Immigrant South Asian women at greater risk for injury from intimate partner violence. American journal of public health, 93(3), 435–437. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.93.3.435