15 Years of Visbility, Action & Justice!

Fifteen years ago, 156 fierce API women gathered in Los Angeles and founded NAPAWF to be the organization that is dedicated to building the movement that advances social justice and human rights for API women and girls in the US. This year we invite you to celebrate our achievements by helping us reflect and remember our past 15 years and to envision our next 15 years!


Want to see what our chapters have envisioned for the next 15 years of NAPAWF’s mission and work? Click here to learn more about the visions submitted for the May Membership Drive!


Founding Sister, Helen Zia


Learn about  how our Founding Sisters and former board members started NAPAWF and what they think is in store for us. Click here to read the exclusive interviews. Check back often because we’ll be updating this section with more interviews as they are completed!





Scroll down to view a photo slideshow of NAPAWF, and the work we’ve done in the past 15 years.

Have a photo that documents a piece of NAPAWF herstory? Send it to us by emailing the photo using the following format to:

To: photos@napawf.org

Subject Line: “tags:” 15years

Body: List the names of people, dates and places

If you have more pieces of NAPAWF history on paper or in other formats that you can contribute, learn more below.*

*Have a pieces of NAPAWF herstory that you want to lend us or get out of your storage unit for good? Send Wen-Hua an email at wyang@napawf.org and we’ll arrange for it to be shipped to the NAPAWF office for our safe keeping. If you are interested in archiving your materials, NAPAWF has a partnership with the Sophia Smith Collection at the Women’s History Archives at Smith College where all NAPAWF archives are kept. We can make sure your materials get donated there.