Following the horrific shooting in the U.S. city of Atlanta that killed six women of Asian descent, the Council’s Thoai Ngo authored a powerful piece in BMJ Global Health blog on the gendered and public health consequences of anti-Asian racism in America.

This particular incident illuminates a long history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the United States, especially gender-based violence, and Ngo shares insights about what we know and don’t know about the intertwined effects of racism, violence, and health outcomes for Asian women.

In the piece, Ngo underscores steps that public health officials and professionals must take to ensure the health and wellbeing of Asian women, recommending that they strengthen data systems and invest in violence prevention measures.

April 2, 2021

By: Thoai Ngo

in Perspective