Advocating for Policy and Structural Change

NAPAWF works intersectionally on three focus areas to ensure the values and priorities of AAPI women and girls are seen, heard, and reflected in policy and structural change at the local, state, and federal levels.


Reproductive Health and Rights

Threats to our reproductive rights and health disproportionately impact women of color, low-income women, and others who face the largest barriers to thrive. Racist and sexist false stereotypes about AAPI women have been used to justify bans on abortions and excuse racial profiling of AAPIs. We boldly fight for a world where AAPI women and girls have the power and resources to exercise full reproductive agency.

Economic Justice

The ‘model minority’ myth views AAPIs as a monolith, falsely assuming that we all have socioeconomic stability. NAPAWF is fighting to break these damaging stereotypes and ensure that AAPI women and girls have the economic power to work with dignity, make critical decisions about if or when to become a parent, and provide for our families so that we can truly thrive.

Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice

A race and gender analysis is critical to the development of fair and just immigration reform and immigration-related policies. As policy makers and advocates continue to push for reforms to the U.S. immigration system, few have considered the impact these policies may have on AAPI immigrant women, their families, and their communities.

The Courts and Judicial Nominations

Federal judges have lifetime appointments and can sit on the courts for decades. In this time, these judges will vote in decisions that will shape the lives of women of color for generations.