This is the second and final installment, which discusses the cultural implications of domestic violence, and how these expectations have changed amid the pandemic.
“My friends knew, but in the South Asian community, people don’t want to talk about it.
Although U-visas are designed to protect the immigration status of all abuse victims, only 10,000 of them are accepted a year.
Boston-based organization Saheli reported an increase in 911 emergency calls where their advocates had to assist non-English speaking South Asian Americans.
It’s a completely different environment.”Kasturi also said the virus itself can be weaponized against victims of domestic violence.