National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence

NAPIESV was created by API anti-sexual assault advocates to center the experiences of victim/survivors of sexual violence from the Asian & Pacific Islander communities.

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Philippines + COVID-19: Impact on Women and Girls

On March 15th, the Philippine administration began a 30-day “community quarantine” of Metro Manila and suspended all domestic air, land,1

March 31, 2020




Events


Chinese Whispers by Rani P Collaborations
July 28, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA

Latest News


Events


Philippines + COVID-19: Impact on Women and Girls

On March 15th, the Philippine administration began a 30-day “community quarantine” of Metro Manila and suspended all domestic air, land,1

March 31, 2020

Chinese Whispers by Rani P Collaborations
July 28, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA

Our Facts


82% of sexual assault were not reported

When the offender was a friend or acquaintance


23% of Asian and Pacific Islander women have experienced some form of contact sexual violence

10% experienced completed or attempted rape, and 21% have had non-contact unwanted sexual experiences during their lifetime


40.8% of API men who have sex with men in the United States

have experience sexual battering in the past five years


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Kumusta, Kumare! Podcast

Check out Bersama-Sama Project Philippines’ Team podcast – Kumusta, Kumare!

Kumusta, Kumare!  is the podcast program of the National Asians & Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) Bersama-Sama Project in the Philippines. Kumusta, Kumare! will focus on issues affecting women & girls in the Philippines and connect this to Filipino Diaspora in the United States.

Episode 01

In this pilot episode of Kamusta Kumare, Mira introduces NAPIESV, the work that they do with the API communities in the continental US and the Asia Pacific region. Rochelle Aguilar and Emma, members of NAPIESV Philippines staff, share their thoughts and experiences on the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on women in the country.

Kumusta is, of course, “How are you?” while Kumare (pronounced koo-mah-re) is a borrowed term from the Spanish comadre literally translated as co-mother. Technically, Filipinos use kumare or it’s shortened form mare in addressing their children’s godmothers but more commonly as a term of endearment, more like how one would use the term “sister/sistah”.