About Us

Young Asian Women Against Violence (YAWAV)

The YAWAV Program is a peer-based prevention project designed to educate the larger Asian Pacific Islander (API) community about violence. The program recruits a group of ethnically diverse young Asian women 14-18 and extensively trains them to become peer leaders. Throughout the trainings, the peer leaders will examine the specific characteristics of API women?s and girls? experiences of violence. YAWAV also strives to strengthen the resilience, pride, knowledge, and skills of Asian girls so that they are less vulnerable to all forms of abuse. The peer leaders then go out into various communities in San Francisco to do linguistically appropriate and culturally competent community education. YAWAV offers presentations, participates in community outreach activities, and distributes educational materials that they have prepared in English and Asian languages.

Current YAWAV topics: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Self-esteem, Body Image, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships.


For more information, please contact:

Vida Kuang at (415) 775-2636x271 or vidak@cycsf.org


Main Office + Computer Clubhouse
1038 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Tel: (415) 775 - 2636

Fax: (415) 775 - 1345


Richmond Employment Office
319 Sixth Avenue, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94118

Tel: (415) 752 - 9675

Fax: (415) 752 - 9033


Bayview Branch Office
4438 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Tel: (415) 550-1151

Fax: (415) 775-1345