Archive for June, 2014

Jun 30, 2014

NAPAWF disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling

June 30, 2014 Today’s ruling is an affront to all women and yet another barrier to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women WASHINGTON — In response to today’s Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. U.S. Supreme Court decision, Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, issued the following statement: […]

Jun 27, 2014

NAPAWF ED Miriam Yeung receives Olga Vives award from NOW

NAPAWF is proud to announce that our executive director, Miriam Yeung and We Belong Together Chair Pramila Jayapal have been selected to receive the inaugural Olga Vives Award by the National Organization of Women (NOW). The Olga Vives Award honors women who have shown leadership on issues specifically impacting women of color, immigrant women, women […]

Jun 26, 2014

Supreme Court Decision on Buffer Zone Protections Harms Women

Law Protecting Women’s Safety and Preventing Harassment Overturned WASHINGTON – In response to the decision handed down today by the U.S. Supreme Court in McCullen v. Coakley this morning, Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, issued the following statement. “We are extremely upset by the Court’s decision. Buffer zones were put […]

Jun 26, 2014

NAPAWF-Chicago Chapter Leader Sarah Macaraeg’s Statement at Local Town Hall Against Police Brutality

NAPAWF-Chicago Statement Jessica Klyzek and Chicago Police Violence Adapted from comments opening a Town Hall among Asian American community organizations and representatives from the Mayor’s Office, the Independent Police Review Authority, the Chicago Police Department (CPD), and Alderman Ameya Pawar By Sarah Macaraeg, co-chair NAPAWF-Chicago @seramak @napawfchicago Last July, while surveillance cameras rolled, CPD vice […]

Jun 12, 2014

AP(eye) on the Hill – May 2014

NAPAWF Releases New Report On June 3rd, we released “Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex Selective Abortion Laws in the United States.” This report is the product of a partnership with the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago School of Law and the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health program at the University […]

Jun 01, 2014

NAPAWF Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

This month, we’re celebrating LGBT Pride month, and we hope you are too! Here we are, 45 years after Stonewall, and we’re seeing great momentum toward LGBT liberation– we are now closer to a world where people can marry who they love, be safe in the military, and have freedom from discrimination in the workplace. […]