Wage disparities experienced by many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women are made invisible due to the model minority myth.
AAPI communities deserve equal pay for equal work and need research, advocacy, and policies that acknowledge the diversity of needs that exist across our communities.
On September 12, we will observe Southeast Asian Equal Pay Day which marks the end of a month long observance of Southeast Asian Equal Pay Days:
Vietnamese Women's Equal Pay Day (August 12)
Cambodian Women's Equal Pay Day (August 12)
Lao Women's Equal Pay Day (August 31)
Hmong Women's Equal Pay Day (September 11)