NAPAWF believes reproductive justice will only be achieved when each member of our society has the resources, information, and access to define and make decisions regarding their body, families, and communities. The economic security of AAPI women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people is fundamental to that vision. The model minority myth continues to render AAPI communities invisible in conversations about poverty, economic security, and wage disparities. NAPAWF knows our communities do not live single-issue lives—rather they live at the intersection of ethnicity, gender, and immigration status. Therefore, we demand that economic policies and advocacy efforts address the diverse needs of the AAPI community and advance those who are most impacted by gender and racial inequality.
Currently, our economic justice efforts focus on the following areas:
- Equal Pay and Closing the Wage Gap
- Poverty and a Living Wage
- Paid Sick and Family Leave
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- Fighting Invisibility, Closing the Wage Gap: An Equal Pay Agenda for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (NAPAWF’s comprehensive report on the wage gap, updated April 2017)
- Achieving Pay Equity for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Fact Sheet, March 2017)