Annual API Chaya vigil recognizes ongoing epidemic of violence

The event honored the three Filipina women killed in a domestic violence dispute 23 years ago, and continues a local movement against systemic violence.
Mar 6, 2018

API Chaya 23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil: Engaging Across Generations

We will gather to remember the lives of Susanna Blackwell and her unborn child, baby Kristine, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta, as well as all those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. This tragedy organized the API community as a group of women (known as our founding mothers) came together to form the Asian […]
Jan 8, 2018

Zimbabwe’s economic collapse cited in rise of gender-based violence

Economic changes in Zimbabwe have lead to more women providing the main source of income for their families, which may have caused rising tensions at home.
Jul 27, 2017
Tonya Miller hugs a Red Cross volunteer in front of her home in Joplin, Missouri following the 2011 tornado. (Photo from Flickr by Ozarks Red Cross)

The surprising link between climate change and violence against women

Links between climate disasters and domestic violence mean we should apply gender equity analysis to the emergency planning in Washington state.
May 11, 2016
Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

From Mexico to Tacoma, a shared struggle against domestic violence

A visit to an impoverished village in Veracruz uncovers a shared trauma, and the shared strength to overcome abuse.
Dec 27, 2013
Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

Desde México hasta Tacoma, una lucha común contra la violencia doméstica

Una visita a un pueblo empobrecido en Veracruz revela un trauma, y la fuerza compartida para superar el abuso. Read in English
Sister Lucy Kurien on a 2011 visit to Tacoma. (Photo via Catherine Place)

Indian Nun brings fresh approach to domestic violence to Seattle

Sister Lucy Kurien, founder of a network of homes for battered women and children in India, is in the Northwest preaching her philosophy of creating intentional communities for victims of violence.
Sep 23, 2013

Local Asian Pacific Islander leaders reflect on year of violence against women

In the wake of a “War on Women” by American policy makers, the shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl and the brutal gang rape and murder of a young Indian woman on a bus in Delhi, today’s International Women’s Day was a great chance to remember the survivors and victims of gender violence and discrimination.  
Mar 8, 2013
A market in El Salvador, which has the highest rate of homicide against women in the world. (Photo from Flickr by Jpeg Jedi)

Seattle orgs meet to help combat violence against women in Central America

Inside a conference room in Seattle’s Municipal building all eyes are fixed on Shira Downs as tears run down her face. She’s talking about the epidemic of violence against women in her home country of Nicaragua. “We have laws to protect women, but how do you make sure the law is effective or obeyed?” she […]
Jul 31, 2012
Central America Map

Seattle aid org says Central America needs our help

The Seattle International Foundation sounded alarm bells about the development situation in Central America at an event on Tuesday, where panelists called for Seattle-based aid organizations like the Gates Foundation to step up activities in the region. Tom Paulson, from our partner blog Humanosphere was at the Central America Donors Forum and filed this report: A few […]
Jun 21, 2012