The Asian American community as a whole has long worked for visibility and equity, and now the COVID-19 pandemic is putting our communities' physical and emotional health at risk. Anti-Asian hate crimes and occurrences have increased dramatically in the last year. PABNEEG has been striving to raise awareness about the rise in prejudice and discrimination towards Asian Americans who are being blamed incorrectly for the coronavirus. Discrimination takes numerous forms, ranging from antagonism and suspicions that Asian Americans are coronavirus carriers to verbal abuse, harassment, and even physical violence.
Strategic campaigns aimed to educate and build sustainable long-term partnerships with the local Hmong community and their local city and county government, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations. This will open opportunities to provide an understanding of the cultural values and beliefs furthering meaningful relationship building, resources, and assisting in the long-term growth of the local Hmong community. PABNEEG is also dedicated to pressuring federal, state, and local governments to collect and submit data that permits Hmong, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to be recognized. Our individual stories, experiences, cultures, and ancestors are important.
The Hmong people belong to a Southeast Asian ethnic group. After the Vietnam War, they were able to establish relative economic and political stability in the United States and other Hmong-migrating countries. Hmong women, on the other hand, continue to experience discrimination and persecution in their own communities. The Hmong culture places a strong emphasis on education. As a result, many Hmong families encourage their children to continue their education, however, they still need to attain Hmong gender equality. As a result, in recent years, families have not been equally supportive of young females. Gender roles are firmly established in Hmong society. Gender stereotypes continue to limit the chances available to Hmong families. Women, on the other hand, have triumphed in breaking down barriers and PABNEEG will continue to support this social change.
Members of marginalized cultural groups are unable to afford to live in their own city. As rents and housing prices rise, our neighborhoods are becoming more segregated, homelessness continues to rise, and people are being pushed out of their communities. There is a significant lack of deep and permanently affordable housing opportunities developed for lower-income residents, particularly for the nearly 30% of households considered extremely low income. We are all in danger of losing the diverse areas we love.