Mission

NAPAWF New York City (NAPAWF*NYC) builds power with members to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls, transgender, gender non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals living in New York City.

We are a community of AAPI feminist visionaries and doers, dedicated to using our respective skills and expertise to raise our voices, take bold, meaningful action, and lift up our community. 

Vision

We believe in a world where AAPI women, girls, and femmes have the political, economic, and social power and resources to live and thrive with dignity and respect.

Herstory

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The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the U.S. Founded in 1996, there are currently NAPAWF chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Greater Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York City, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, St. Cloud, Washington, DC, and Hendrix College, University of Michigan, and Yale University. Come join the sisterhood!