As we continue to learn more details surrounding the violence that occurred over the past few days in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, we find it imperative to underscore the deeply interconnected relationship between gun violence and intimate partner violence.
Over 60% of mass shootings in the United States are linked to domestic violence. Last year, 50% of the known South Asian lives lost to gender-based violence were due to gun violence or homicide.
It is impossible to separate these events from the root causes of patriarchy and state-sanctioned violence. As we process this news, we are thankful to AAPI organizations that are working alongside us to ensure that community-based and culturally-relevant responses remain at the forefront of broader conversations about violence.
If you are looking for resources or support, please reach out to Sakhi or one of the organizations from the non-exhaustive list below.
Learn More (Resources Compiled by South Asian SOAR)
API GBV: Gun Violence & Domestic Violence in the AAPI Community
Everytown for Gun Safety: Misogyny, Extremism, and Gun Violence
Vigilant Love: Where do we go from here? Resourcing each other before, after, and during violence and tragedies
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence: Two-Thirds of Mass Shootings Linked to Domestic Violence
Center for American Progress: Guns and Violence Against Women
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence: Gun Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities
*Resources compiled by South Asian SOAR.