The goal of our proposed project is to build a movement to end sexual violence in the Asian & Pacific Islander communities in the continental United States, the U.S. Territories in the Pacific, and the Global South, specifically Southeast Asia.
The project will span three locations in order for immigrant/refugee/settler communities from Asia and the Pacific to connect to their home countries. By building this relationship, communities will be able to both reconnect with traditional/cultural practices and share movement-building strategies. It will allow for the movement of ideas, tactics, and strategies between the AAPI communities living in the U.S. Continent, the U.S. Territories in the Pacific, and the Global South, specifically Southeast Asia. NAPIESV practices “stacking,” a strategy of basing our activities and programming on what we have learned from organizations working on the ground and from previous activities, such as the roundtable discussion on justice and healing.