Archive for March, 2015

Mar 31, 2015

Indiana Sentences Purvi Patel to 20 Years for Feticide

Read the original article at NBC News BY JENNIFER CHOWDHURY NBC News   On Monday, the state of Indiana sentenced 33-year-old Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide – an act that causes the death of a fetus – and neglect of a dependent. She received a 30-year-sentence on the felony neglect charge, […]

Mar 27, 2015

Oakland City Council denounces racial stereotypes in health access

Read the original article at Asian American Press Forward Together and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applaud the Oakland City Council for opposing OAKLAND, Calif. (March 18, 2015) — The Oakland City Council on Tuesday evening passed a resolution denouncing sex-selective abortion bans, which have been proposed in over 20 states in the […]

Mar 27, 2015

Oakland City Council denounces the use of racial stereotypes to undermine women’s health access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray 212-255-2575 lauren@caminopr.com Oakland City Council denounces the use of racial stereotypes to undermine women’s health access Forward Together and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applaud the Oakland City Council for opposing OAKLAND, Calif. — Last night, the Oakland City Council passed a resolution denouncing […]

Mar 12, 2015

Asian American Women Reject Assault on Constitutional Citizenship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2015 Contact: Loretta Kane 917.410.7242 lk@caminopr.org Asian American Women Reject Assault on Constitutional Citizenship National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Condemns Amendment to Trafficking Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C.— Yesterday, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) proposed an amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act that would eliminate the guarantee of birthright […]

Mar 05, 2015

On NBC news: These Women Are Fast Becoming ‘the Face of American Immigration’

Repost of NBC News article by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang   Asian-American women are fast becoming “the face of American immigration,” according to a new report by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), “Turning the Page on U.S. Immigration Policy: Immigration and Asian American Women and Families,” which argues that policy makers need to understand […]

Mar 03, 2015

NAPAWF’s Report Reveals Groundbreaking Data on Immigration, Injustice and Asian American Women

For Immediate Release Contact: Leng Leng Chancey, llchancey@napawf.org/ 404.630.0482 NAPAWF says there is “no roadmap to citizenship,” calls immigration reform “central to women’s equality” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) released breaking data in its latest report, “Turning the Page on U.S. Immigration Policy: Immigration and Asian American Women and Families.” […]