Ms. Foundation on Continued Violence Toward AAPI Community
NEW YORK (March 17, 2021) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the violence toward the AAPI Community:
“The Ms. Foundation for Women stands in solidarity with the AAPI community following the recent weeks of increased violence, including last night’s horrendous attack in Atlanta in which six Asian women were murdered at the hands of a white man.
We strongly condemn the inherently racist and misogynistic violence against AAPI women that has been fueled by white supremacy and systemic racism. This violence is a growing crisis of domestic terrorism that transcends race, gender, and class, and must be strongly addressed by our leaders.
We are grieving last night’s atrocious act along with our grantee-partners, including AAPI Women Lead, NAPAWF, Adhikaar, Mekong NYC, and California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, and remain committed to supporting women-led movements and organizations that are working to protect AAPI women across the country. The Ms. Foundation for Women will continue to fight until all individuals are safe and equal.”
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For over 45 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has worked to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The Ms. Foundation invests in and strengthens the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in women’s lives. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world where every person’s worth and dignity are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.