Building awareness and educating the community about self-managed abortions within the AAPI community

Awarded 2022
Honoring community-based organizations as knowledge generators
Virginia Lucy, JD
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) builds the collective power of all AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities. NAPAWF’s goal is to build the political, institutional, and cultural power of AAPI women and girls so that decision-makers hear our voices, address our concerns, and center the voices of those in our communities who experience the greatest obstacles to self-determination. We support the reproductive rights of all, particularly women of color. By lifting up the voices and sharing the abortion needs of AAPI women, we hope to ensure that our community’s needs for abortion access are understood, and are met.