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January 4, 2019

As the issues of gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence, continues to shape conversations and politics across the globe - THANK YOU #METOOMVMNT - we wanted to share a report that Dr. Connie Wun wrote with and for the National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) organization. 

NAPIESV is the only organization to provide survivor-centered technical assistance and trainings on sexual violence in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States and the territories. In 2017, the organization hosted the nation's first gathering of national experts on sexual violence to help understand and examine "what is justice" for survivors in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. 

"In 2017, NAPIESV hosted a roundtable discussion with community leaders and experts who work on issues of sexual violence to explore and define “justice” for API survivors. The roundtable participants who were from across the 4 API diaspora wer...

September 14, 2018

Transformative Research Partners, 

It has been a very long time. We've been busy building out Transformative Research and have a number of new announcements, including NEW BRILLIANT RESEARCHERS who have joined our team! Stay tuned for remarkable bios!! 

In the meantime, there has been a demand for research resources and we want to make sure that everyone is out there equipped to do some great community-driven research. So, we will start off with sharing some interview tips!!! 

Interview Tips: 

Make sure you think your interviewee for their time and support of your research project! Ask if they have any questions about the project and then...let the adventure of interviewing someone or a group of people begin!

  • Ask open ended questions. Unless this is a survey, try to stay away from questions that will yield “yes” or “no” answers. Consider asking questions that begin with “how,” “why,” or “describe.”

  • Begin interviews with general questions (e.g. not too personal or intimate), then pr...

November 17, 2017

"Women of Color are trailblazers across a number of fields. We are bold, courageous, talented, and brilliant. We are creating change and challenging the status quo - even while very few are watching.

The Mosaic Partners + Drip Line invite you to join us to celebrate women of color leaders! We are bringing together some of the most brilliant women for a holiday mixer that celebrates women of color and their leadership.

Our amazing speakers will share their stories about their journey as women of color leaders in their fields, including their challenges and successes.

They answer- what does it mean to be a woman of color leader- in your company, community and field?

Come deepen your understanding about what it takes to own your brilliance, talents and leadership. You will learn from and help us to celebrate women of color leaders whose stories can prepare you for what lies ahead in a world that needs diversity + inclusion.


  • Katy Digovich, Global Team Lead mHealth at Clinton Healt...

November 17, 2017

Please join us in celebrating the most recent publication from the Girls for Gender Equity organization and their report, Schools Girls Deserve. 

The research team collects data, analyzes, and shares brilliant policy recommendations: 

"Now is the time to invest in the schools that young people of color want, need and deserve! The School Girls Deserve Report is the result of a participatory action research project (PAR) that was done in collaboration with girls, transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color in all five boroughs of New York City.

We held listening sessions with over 100 participants ages 9 – 24 from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. The report documents how girls and TGNC youth of color are pushed out of school, uplifts their visions for the schools that they want and deserve and has policy and practice recommendations that school stakeholders can partake in to create schools that are holistic, safe and affirming for girls and TGNC youth of color."

December 28, 2016

Transformative Research Friends, 

Happy New Year! While it has been a rocky year for many of us, I am happy to share that Transformative Research has some exciting news to share. Since I first launched the organization, we've had the greatest privilege to work with a couple amazing organizations: Girls for Gender Equity in New York City; National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV); and Monsoon: United Asian Women of Iowa. Through our partnerships, we've been able to help organizations develop community-driven research plans and train staff in community-driven research methods and data analysis. We've also been able to work on projects that will lead to the development of a network of non-profit organizations that work on racial and gender justice in the Midwest. We have also trained and supported young leaders as they develop a policy brief on gender and the public educational system in NYC. Through these partnerships, we've developed innovative way...

July 20, 2016

We are in the process of creating brilliant posts to share with our partners! If you're interested in being a guest blogger and have exciting ideas about ways we can use research for social transformation, CONTACT US! 

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