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Ending state occupation, genocide is essential to ending gender-based violence

API Chaya calls on our community of survivors and immigrants to learn about and support Palestinian liberation. We cannot address and end sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking without addressing all forms of...

Love letter for survivors

API Chaya staff and board collarborated with artist Tani Ikeda to create a Survivor Love Letter for ourselves and our communities. On this day and every day, know that we are here with love...

Kapwa companioning: Survivorship and grief

By Derek Dizon and Evalynn Romano In 1995, the murders of Susana Remerata Blackwell, her unborn baby Kristine, and her friends Phoebe Dizon and Veronica Laureta Johnson, among countless other cases of family harm, propelled organizers...

We are API Chaya

  API Chaya believes in survivors. We are an organization focused on serving survivors of sexual violence, human trafficking and domestic violence from Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Asian and South Asian communities. To center those...

In love and honor of all massage parlor workers

In remembrance of the eight people who lost their lives during massage parlor shootings on March 16, 2021, we are reflecting deeply on workers who are killed far away from their homelands; and the structures...

Love letter for survivors

Dear survivors, Because we know being home can be scarier than a virus, we are sending you a love letter. We are here to remind you that you are worthy of love and care. You...

Kapwa, 24 years of remembering and supporting survivors

API Chaya held its 24th annual vigil and march on March 7, 2019. The organization hosts an event each year to occupy and return to the King County Courthouse where, on March 2, 1995,...

Kapwa, 24 years of remembering and supporting survivors

API Chaya held its 24th annual vigil and march on March 7, 2019. The organization hosts an event each year to occupy and return to the King County Courthouse where, on March 2, 1995,...

Survivorship and disability: Organizing for liberation together

Sex and disability. When is the last time you talked about that? We live in an ableist culture that often infantilizes people with disabilities and denies their sexuality. We live in a culture where...