NAPAWF engages in legal advocacy and litigation to build the collective power of AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, families, and communities. Our legal work seeks to advance the human and civil rights of AAPI women and girls by centering the voices and experiences of AAPI women and women of color and elevating an intersectional lens in litigation, legal frameworks, and the courts. Our work includes litigation on behalf of AAPI women, participation in amicus curiae briefs, and public education on legal issues and "Know Your Rights" trainings.
Materials and Advisories
Amicus Curiae Briefs
This amicus brief is in opposition to the Trump administration's revised rules regarding exemptions to the ACA's birth control coverage requirement.
This brief is in opposition to the Trump administration's revised rules regarding exemptions to the ACA's birth control coverage requirement.
In January 2019, NAPAWF, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda filed an amicus brief in support of plaintiff Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic's challenge to its disqualification as a Medicaid provider in the state of South Carolina.
AP(Eye) On The Courts, written by NAPAWF’s legal team, highlights and discusses significant legal cases and updates, particularly those that impact AAPI women and women of color regarding reproductive, immigrant, and economic justice.
Meet NAPAWF’s Legal Advisory Board
The Legal Program is excited to announce the formation of its first Legal Advisory Board, which consists of experienced, practicing attorneys who are passionate about NAPAWF's mission and work and will advise and support the work of the legal program and its Director as the program develops.
NAPAWF is grateful for the pro bono support of the following volunteers, firms, and volunteer attorneys:
Erica Lai, Melissa Maxman, and Danielle Morello, Cohen & Gresser LLP
Johann Lee, Marriott International
Cindy Tsai, Loevy & Loevy