Archive for October, 2015

Oct 30, 2015

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, We Must Remember That Real Safety Requires Something Other Than Punishment

Read post at Huffington Post. By Miriam Yeung, NAPAWF, Executive Director Co-authored by Kelly Miller, executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Last week the Senate voted to defeat Senator David Vitter’s (R-LA) Trump Act, officially titled the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act,” (S. 2146), which would have demanded […]

Oct 22, 2015

ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER WOMEN WON’T BE SILENT ON REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

Read post at Feministing. By Mel R. Medalle This week, as All* Above All delegates gather to meet with Members of Congress to discuss lifting the bans on abortion coverage and supporting the Equal Access to Abortion in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act, we find ourselves just past the midpoint of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. […]

Oct 22, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum hunger strikes as part of “The Fast to Keep Families Together”

For Immediate Release October 22, 2015 Contact: Leng Leng Chancey, llchancey@napawf.org As millions of undocumented parents of U.S. children await the immigration relief promised months ago, AAPI women and advocates join crucial campaign calling for relief today NEW YORK — Today, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), along with numerous Asian American and […]

Oct 05, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum statement in response to the death of civil rights pioneer Grace Lee Boggs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2015 Contact:  Lauren Gray 212-255-2575 lauren@caminopr.com   NEW YORK — The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) issued the following statements in response to reports of the death of Chinese-American civil rights pioneer and advocate Grace Lee Boggs: “Grace Lee Boggs was a fierce champion for radical social change […]

Oct 05, 2015

Purvi Patel’s legal team attacks evidence behind her controversial conviction for feticide, child neglect

Read at Public Radio International (PRI) By Amy Gastelum Purvi Patel is currently serving 20 years of a 46-year prison sentence at the Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis. She’s unique among the 600-plus inmates, the first woman to be convicted under Indiana’s feticide law for ending her own pregnancy. The facts in Patel’s case are still murky, […]

Oct 02, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces the growing imprisonment of women for their pregnancy outcomes

For Immediate Release October 2, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray (212-255-2575 or lauren@caminopr.com) Organization warns that pregnant women across the country could be at risk for prosecution NEW YORK — Today, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) joined other Asian American and women’s health leaders in filing an amicus brief in support of Purvi […]