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Local Resources

Asian Immigrant Women's Advocates
310 8th Street, Suite 301 Oakland CA 94607 -- (510) 268-0192
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) was founded in 1983 in recognition of the needs of low-income Asian immigrant women. AIWA’s mission is to empower low-income, limited English speaking Asian immigrant women workers to stimulate positive changes in their workplaces, communities and broader society.

Asian Women's Shelter
3543 18th Street, Box 19 San Francisco CA 94110 -- (415) 731-7100
The Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) was founded in 1988 to address the needs of women and children survivors of domestic violence, especially those who are immigrants and refugees. The women and children we work with every day personify the true meaning of courage, hope, and determination. They inspire our continued work to end violence in our families, our communities, and the world. Please support and join us in creating a future free from violence.

National Resources

The National Council for Research on Women
The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
The Convention defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field."