Topics Covered. Culture and Cultural CompetencyViolence Against WomenViolence Against Women in the South Asian ContextImmigration as a Tool of Violence. Culture and Cultural Competency. Why Consider Culture?. Culture shapes an individual's experience of domestic violenceCulture shapes the batterer's response to intervention and acceptance of responsibilityCulture shapes access to servicesThe culture of the system, advocate, professional and the victim will impact the outcome.