Intersectional Challenges : Marginalization of Ethnic Minority Sexual Assault Survivors in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-229
Journal / PublicationAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


Intersectionality is a useful approach to understand the marginalization of ethnic minority (EM) sexual assault survivors. By using this approach, we are able to recognize the interplay and complexity between gender, class, and race that give rise to the inequality and oppression that experienced by EM women in Hong Kong. Findings of the study show that rape myths, gender-role perception, religion, kinship pressure, language barriers, citizenship, and immigration policy have constituted interlocking factors that shape the victim identity of EM sexual assault survivors.

Research Area(s)

  • gender-based violence, intersectionality, race and ethnicity, HELP-SEEKING, WOMEN, VIOLENCE, CULTURE, CONTEXT, GIRLS, RAPE