of U.S. adults believe "it has become more common for people to express racist views toward Asians since the pandemic began." 
(Source: Pew Research)

NAPAWF is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

Asian Americans have been part of the American story since its earliest days, and are now the U.S.'s fastest-growing racial group with the potential and power to shape our nation and the policies that affect us. Our mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Heart of Dinner exists to combat food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly Asian American community. We do this by delivering care packages of hot lunches and fresh produce every Wednesday, lovingly paired with a handwritten and illustrated letter in Chinese or Korean.


Again. And again. And again.

Last year anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 150%.

Since the start of the pandemic, anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 1,900% in NYC. 

Tuesday night there were 8 victims, 6 were Asian women.

It keeps happening so we lend our platform and our voice, unyielding. In the face of weaponized oppression, we stand strongly against those radicalized by centuries of hate speech, willful dehumanization, and marginalization.

We will not move. We will not live in terror. We will fight.

Asian Americans have faced a long and arduous journey to keep and build lives in the United States. From the “Foreign Miners Tax” levied against Chinese immigrants during the Gold Rush, to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, The Geary Act of 1892, Executive Order 9066 which sent people of Japanese descent to internment camps, and ultimately a litany of legislation that sought to cut “undesirable” groups out of the American Dream. 

These institutional monoliths were coupled with propaganda and violence claiming these immigrants were “unclean” (even in their own countries in the case of the colonized Philippines) and didn’t deserve citizenship. However, over time “Yellow Peril” transformed into “The Model Minority” narrative, a new kind of discrimination disguised as inclusion. A myth.

The seeds of hatred and contempt have been sewed for over a century, with the scars of our past reopened by the chants and jeers of our leaders, protectors, and neighbors.

It’s not just one incident, it’s not just this loss of life, it’s not just a “lone wolf.” 

It’s a history of hatred and bigotry, of being labeled subhuman that led to the murders of Ashley Yaun, 33; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Xiaojie Yan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; and four others yet to be publicly identified.

It has to stop.

Take some time to explore the resources we’ve put together to help #STOPAAPIHATE

Always stand up against hate.

Ignoring The History Of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form Of Violence: Elle

AAPI Women Lead: I'm Ready Movement

Attack on Elderly Asian-Americans: Washington Post


A Community-Centered Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

Condemn Hate and Violence Against Asian American Women

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have spiked. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 disinformation and Anti-Asian violence


More than 1,800
racist incidents against Asian Americans were reported between March and May of 2020, according to a United Nations Report. 
(Source: CBS News)

There have been  3,795
hate incidents against Asians and Asian-Americans reported to group, Stop AAPI Hate since the pandemic began. 
(Source: Stop AAPI Hate)

Organizing with migrant & Asian sex workers in NYC. Red Canary Song is a grassroots collective of Asian American and Asian migrant sex workers and allies, supporting the organizing of Chinese massage parlor workers in New York City. Their purpose is to create a cohesive coalition of AAPI and Asian migrant sex workers and allies to advocate for protective policies in the decriminalization of sex work and labor rights.

The Asian American Justice + Innovation Lab is a community racial justice incubator. At its core, AAJIL (pronounced “agile”) offers general racial justice education for all that employs a decolonial framework and intentionally integrates Asian American histories and experiences. Radiating from that core work is the practice of mutual care through community-building, opportunities for collaboration and innovation, and the long-range potential for participants to impact their spheres of influence with values of justice, radical love, and emergence.

From the grassroots to the halls of power, we work to build a movement for social, political, and structural change for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls. Our policy platform, Still Fierce, Still Fighting: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, describes in detail the issues on which we work, and is directly informed by the experiences of our grassroots members and our families and communities

America’s Longstanding History of scapegoating AAPIs: National Geographic

Anti-API History: PBS

Stop AAPI Hate Reports

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

General Resources

Anti-Asian racism and violent attacks on Asian elderly have only increased in recent months. Since COVID-19 became news in the United States, hate speech and violence against the AAPI community has run rampant. In February 2021, attacks, particularly on elderly Asian Americans, have spiked. Unfortunately, many of these incidents are not being reported and are invisible to major media outlets. We hope to change this by offering the following resources with our community. Please join us in taking action whether it's by educating yourself and others around you or donating to non-profit organizations.


Provide Safety Ambassadors & prevent Hate Crimes on elderly in San Francisco Chinatown

Stop COVID-19 Disinformation. Stop Anti-Asian Violence


End Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans