Eliza Karagezian discusses the difficulties of getting women—especially immigrant and undocumented women—to report domestic violence because of fears of stigma, deportation, and breaking family values. By focusing on deportation of women and not on their safety, the country forces women to remain in abusive situations. Another essential aspect to ending domestic violence is involving men in the discussion.
As mentioned in the video, one of the difficulties with getting immigrant and undocumented women to come forward about domestic violence is breaking family, cultural, and religious values. Where would women be able to find support if they act for their safety and happiness and break established cultural values?