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A Playbook to Design & Deliver Financial Savings Solutions for Women


The gender gap looms large in financial inclusion. Across developing economies, women are six percentage points less likely than men to own bank accounts — in countries like Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Turkey, the gender gap is more than twenty percentage points. Men are more likely to report that they have saved any money in the […]

Calling on Women to Extinguish the Flames: The Power of Female Leadership in Conflict Resolution


As two Palestinian and Israeli women and friends, who have lived through longstanding antagonism of our nations, we have seen firsthand the devastating impact of war and hatred on both sides. We came together to share our belief that female leadership is crucial for a better future for both people. However, women have been largely […]

Compensating at Scale: America’s Insecure Masculinity and the Police


In this article, Rick Miles offers a gender and masculinity based explanation for the expansion of policing and police militarization in American public life as an example of compensatory masculinity.

We Can’t Go Back. Private Universities Must Counter the Attack on Gender Studies


In this article, Mara Bolis presents the argument for private universities to defend intersectional gender studies from new laws restricting discussions of gender, race, sexuality, inequality and even American history at public institutions.

Gender, Race and Identity

Shifting the Focus from Weapons to Women: Reimagining Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)


In this article, Bryn de Chastelain explores the benefits of gender-sensitive reintegration efforts within DDR programmes in DRC.

The Evolution of Our American Dream: A Conversation with David Siev


The basis of [my documentary, BAD AXE] is my family—we’re Cambodian-Mexican-American. We live in this rural white community, and it’s us trying to keep our family restaurant alive and the American Dream alive during one of the most uncertain times in history amidst a pandemic, a racial reckoning, and everything else going on in our country in 2020. So it becomes a story that explores the question: how do you keep the American Dream alive today when it’s being challenged now more than ever?

Taking up Space: Mental Health, Representation, and the Asian American Experience


This piece was published in the 33rd digital volume of the Asian American Policy Review. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. AAPR: Can you tell us a bit about your book Permission to Come Home and the inspiration behind it? WANG: The inspiration for my work came from the realization, through the […]

Transformation and Liberation Through Diasporic Storytelling: A Conversation with Joseph Juhn


If my previous identity query was grounded on, and perhaps confined by, this dualistic tension between Korea and America, the idea of diaspora liberated me from a geographic grounding of identity. It was a membership not only in the Korean or Korean American community but also in these larger sojourner communities around the world who share, no matter how remote or accurate, collective memories of the homeland, heritage and history. 

Ten Years After Oak Creek: Federal Policy Recommendations to Protect Communities Targeted by Hate 


BY NIMARTA NARANG. One decade on, it is essential to revisit the 2012 attack on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin–and to reflect on what more we must do to better protect our communities from similar horrific violence.

Remembering the “Comfort Women” Intergenerational Asian American Care Work


BY GRACE J. YOO, EUNICE H. HIM, AND SOOJIN JEONG. Asian American activists have been key to remembering the “comfort women” in the U.S. and globally. The act of remembering is often done through creating memorials, exhibits, films, conferences, and educational efforts. This paper examines Asian American activists’ remembrance work in building a memorial in the city of San Francisco.

Asian Critical Race Theory and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Frameworks for Implementing Asian Ethnic Studies in PK-12 Education


BY KAYLA MENDOZA CHUI, CAMILLE UNGCO, DOUA KHA, KRIYA VELASCO, THERESA LEE, RAE JING HAN, AND SARASWATI NOEL. Under the structures of white supremacy, the pandemic has unveiled the dehumanization of Asian folks in the US. For many of us who are members of Asian communities, these lived realities have existed since the arrival of Chinese laborers in the 1850s.[i] We went from “dog eaters” to “bat eaters”;[ii] we exist dually as model minorities and perpetual foreigners;[iii] we’re seen as apolitical, non-combative, and submissive, yet also as the threatening yellow peril;[iv] we’re fetishized yet desexualized;[v] weaponized to perpetuate anti-Blackness;[vi] and the list goes on.

Harvard Professor Champions Promotion of African Languages Through AI


The launching of Chat GPT by Open AI has sparked a heated debate about the future of language. Chat GPT is an AI-driven powered chatbot that allows people to have human-like conversations.  In an exclusive interview with the Editor-in-Chief of the African Policy Journal (APJ), Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u, John Mugane, Professor of the Practice of […]

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