AAPI

What is the eGirl Power AAPI Initiative?

eGirl Power's AAPI Initiative provides a "Dedicated Safe Space for AAPI Girls" to Connect, Share and Learn.

What are eGirl Power's AAPI Initiative Goals?

To Educate, Empower and Elevate the AAPI community to unite efforts to #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate

Educate: AAPI girls learn about AAPI history, the many cultures that collectively comprise AAPI, and AAPI female role models who have contributed to America

Empower: AAPI girls can connect with like-minded individuals, share their personal experiences and stories with the AAPI community, and unite with others to #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate

Elevate: Mentorship with AAPI women

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The Need

  • • Since the global Covid pandemic started in 2020, there has been a significant increase in anti-Asian discrimination, hate crimes and hate incidents.
  • • 3,975 hate incidents were reported by Asian Americans between March 19, 2020 and February 28, 2021.
  • • AAPI females report hate incidents 2.3 times more than AAPI males.
  • • 68% of respondents reporting anti-AAPI discrimination were AAPI females

*eGirl Power believes the best way to fight discrimination is through Education, and this is the spirit and approach of our AAPI Initiative, built upon a proven program for over a decade.

Did You Know?

  • • Women report hate incidents 2.3 times more than men.
  • • Youths (0 to 17 years old) report 12.6% of incidents and seniors (60 years old and older) report 6.2% of the total incidents.
  • • Chinese are the largest ethnic group (42.2%) that report experiencing hate, followed by Koreans (14.8%), Vietnamese (8.5%), and Filipinos (7.9%).
  • • Incident reports come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • • Businesses are the primary site of discrimination (35.4%), followed by public streets (25.3%), and public parks (9.8%). Online incidents account for 10.8% ofthe total incidents

What is AAPI?

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is a term sometimes used in the United States to include both Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans.

What Countries are Part of AAPI?

AAPI are made up of over 50 countries from the Middle East to South Asia to the Far East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

AAPI countries on globe