Our Chapter charity
SASE Texas's Chapter Charity as of 2020 is the Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA): a non-profit organization that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with free, confidential services.
In the future, we hope to spread awareness about AFSSA within our UT and SASE community. We plan to coordinate volunteering events with AFSSA and host fundraising events where all proceeds will be donated to the organization. AFSSA will also be our charity of choice for all benefit showcases and events.
According to the CDC's Sexual Violence Fact Sheet in 2020,
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes.
1 in 3 female rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old and 1 in 8 reported that it occurred before age 10. Nearly 1 in 4 male rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old and about 1 in 4 reported that it occurred before age 10.
Sexual violence could result in chronic health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or re-occurring gynecological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and sexual health problems.
According to the Asian Pacific Institution on Gender-Based Violence Fact Sheet in 2018,
Of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women in the U.S., 23% experienced some form of contact sexual violence, 10% experienced completed or attempted rape, and 21% had non-contact unwanted sexual experiences during their lifetime.
Of API men in the U.S., 9% experienced some form of contact sexual violence, and 9% had non-contact unwanted sexual experiences during their lifetime.
41% of API victims in 2001 indicated that “feeling shameful” was the most major barrier to seeking professional help, followed by “feeling scared” (26%), “negative reactions from others” (23%), and “lacking information” (11%).