Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a 150 percent increase in violence and harassment against Asian Americans, with women reporting incidents at twice the rate of men. There were nearly 3,800 incidents between March 2020 and February 2021.
NASW issued a statement, NASW Calls for an End to Hate, Racism and Gun Violence Against Asian Americans, that again forcefully calls for the nation to raise its collective voices and commit to ending hate, racism, and gun violence. NASW also will work to get Congress to pass the NO HATE Act (H.R. 2383; S. 1086 to prevent hate crimes, improve data reporting, and expand community-centered responses to better support those communities affected by hate crimes.