Violence Prevention

About Asians Against Violence (AAV)

Asians Against Violence is a division of the Asian Alliance for Health, Inc (AAFH).  Formerly known as the Asian Alliance Against Domestic Violence, Asians Against Violence (AAV) has worked for over 15 years to raise awareness and help educate San Francisco’s Asian communities on violence and abuse prevention in a culturally appropriate manner.  Through community membership and collaborative support from local organizations, we seek to prevent violence and abuse in the Asian American population and create a safe environment for open conversation with the Asian community in regards to violence and abuse.  AAV values the mutual respect and acknowledgement of community members’ beliefs and individual needs in order to create an open and safe environment for the sharing of health information.  We seek to work with the community and support their modes of learning through our outreach programs.


Current Programs:

Brave Little Panda (please click on second right side tab for more information) 

Little Panda likes to have play-dates with Cousin Panda. One evening, Cousin Panda does something bad and warns Little Panda not to tell anyone. Follow the story and find out how Little Panda became the Brave Little Panda!

Brave Little Panda is a tool to raise awareness of child sexual abuse prevention; empower children to take action; and promote dialogue amongst children, parents, educators, and providers about this sensitive issue. This mobile application is currently available either as an eBook or animated interactive storybook.

Please feel free to contact us anytime with comments or suggestions by visiting our Facebook and Twitter.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Multilingual Videos

Emotional Abuse Awareness Videos

Elderly Abuse Awareness


Violence Prevention Statistics: 

With more than one out of three women and one out of four men being victims of intimate partner violence during their lives (Black et al, 2011), representatives from community based organizations created the first multi-media domestic violence campaign in 1996 to raise awareness about abuse in the Asian and Pacific Islander community in San Francisco. 



Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.