An Intersectional Approach to Violence Against Asian Americans and Women

May 14, 2021
Rangita de Silva de Alwis
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
The Atlanta tragedies of March 2021 were a tipping point for a new policy agenda to systemically address the underlying power relations which lead to hate crimes and gender-based violence. In this article, WAPPP Leader in Practice Rangita de Silva de Alwis presents a framework to address violence against Asian Americans and women, including accountability for omissions that may enable violence and circumstances where states and other institutions fail to avert otherwise preventable harms.