9/14/22 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST

When AAPI advocates say they want to work on policy advocacy, what does that mean? Do rules governing non-profits limit our ability to advocate to improve systems and laws impacting AAPI survivors?

Because elected officials vote on bills, make public statements, issue administrative rules and other executive decisions, and continue to impact how systems impact our communities, policy advocacy is a critical component of the work of AAPI survivor-serving organizations. This webinar will cover strategies for engaging in policy advocacy and policy analysis as advocates in AAPI communities. We will also provide a brief overview of the federal rules impacting 501(c)(3) organizations as we work to educate our communities about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials, both in legislative bodies, and in the executive branch.

Related Resources

Centering AANHPI Survivors: Recommendations for Campus and Title IX Administrators

Centering AANHPI Survivors: Recommendations for Campus and Title IX Administrators

This summary report lifts up the experiences and needs of Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students and staff who face dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, or sexual harassment on campus. While focused on experiences of survivors on college campuses, the findings and recommendations may also have implications for AANHPI students in the context of K-12 schools. Many thanks to the AANHPI survivors and advocates who were willing to share their experiences and insists with API-GBV!

Navigating HUD With AANHPI Survivors

Navigating HUD With AANHPI Survivors

API-GBV was joined by Karlo Ng, Director on Gender-based Violence Prevention and Equity, Office of the Secretary at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Ng shared tips and resources in navigating HUD housing and homelessness programs to best support AANHPI survivors and AANHPI culturally specific organizations.

Defending Criminalized Survivors Workshop

Defending Criminalized Survivors Workshop

What happens when the laws that are supposed to protect survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault become turned against them? Survivors can be criminalized for reacting in self-defense, participating in criminal activity under their abusers’ coercion, or for failing to protect their children from witnessing or being impacted by violence in the home. Survivors of color, who struggle with mental health or substance dependency, or who otherwise don’t fold the “perfect victim” mold are disproportionately incarcerated. In this workshop, API-GBV will be joined by Hyejin Shim and Neda Said of Survived & Punished, who will guide participants through a discussion of the criminalization of survivors, and how advocates can support criminalized survivors.

PowerfuL Partnerships: Collaborative efforts to address human trafficking affecting AAPI communities, 2022

PowerfuL Partnerships: Collaborative efforts to address human trafficking affecting AAPI communities, 2022

Alia El-Sawi, a Victim Assistance Specialist at the Department of Homeland Security, joins API-GBV for our first “fireside chat” hosted by our Executive Director Monica Khant. Drawing also from her previous role as the Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator at a community-based organization that provides culturally-responsive services for survivors of human trafficking, Alia will discuss what can be done to increase coordination and communication between DHS agents and community-based advocates in responding to trafficking situations and minimizing trauma for survivors. The conversation will also illuminate challenges to current anti-trafficking efforts, including fear of reporting, human-trafficking’s concurrence with other forms of gender-based violence, and the abundant stereotypes around the trafficking of AAPI individuals.

Making Our Home and Community Safe: Responding to Afghan Evacuees

Making Our Home and Community Safe: Responding to Afghan Evacuees

Following the sudden withdrawal of U.S. military presence from Afghanistan nearly 100,000 Afghan refugees were evacuated to the United States, with many still remaining on U.S. military bases and resettlement to happen by the end of January 2022. Many evacuees now face uncertainty related to their immigration status, concern about families back in Afghanistan, and the challenge of acclimating to life in the U.S.

Hosted by API-GBV and featuring API-GBV’s Director of Policy Grace Huang

September 2022

Share this: