Statement on the Violence Against AAPI Communities

Statement on the Violence Against AAPI Communities

Women’s Voices for the Earth is outraged by the brutal killings in Atlanta. The racial and sexual violence that Asian American and Pacific Islander women face in the United States is not new, but is historically and shamefully ignored by mainstream media, decision-makers, and often organizations like ours who are dedicated to bettering societal and environmental health.

Racism and xenophobia have directly increased anti-Asian violence in the midst of an international pandemic — targeting hate specifically on the elderly and women. But this harm is generations old and deeply rooted in our institutions. And now eight people — six women of Asian descent, including four Korean women — have lost their lives.

Everyone deserves to live in a healthy and safe environment. That environment includes where you live, work, play, and pray. We are committed to working for justice and equity, and stand in solidarity with the numerous social, racial, and environmental justice organizations to reject devastating rhetoric, actions, policies and institutional oppression that jeopardize the health and safety of people and planet.

By standing together, we will find solutions to the deep inequities in our society and find a way to cultivate justice, safety, and peace for everyone.

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Among the myriad of inequities faced by Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, they are also disproportionately affected by toxic chemical exposures. Learn more from, uplift and donate to:



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