Immigrants often see peril in reporting domestic abuse –

via Center for the Pacific Asian Family: A former client shares her survivor story in today’s LA Times.,0,7486115.story

Indian immigrant Rumi Jaggi said she didn’t report the abuse in part because of cultural expectations that she would stay married. R.M. said she didn’t leave her husband because she spoke only Mandarin and relied on him to pay the bills. …

For some South Asians, there is a stigma associated with going to a shelter, and few shelters make accommodations for religious-based diets, said Saima Husain, coordinator of the anti-violence unit at the South Asian Network. There is also a worry about bringing shame on their families if they leave their husbands, she said.”

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