Sakhi for South Asian Women

Sakhi for South Asian Women
Business Name: Sakhi for South Asian Women
Address: P.O. Box 20208, Greeley Square Station, New York, NY 10001
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Uniting survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence & form healthy communities.

Helpline: 212-868-6741

Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. We unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives.

Founded in 1989 by a group of five South Asian women – Anannya Bhattacharjee, Mallika Dutt, Tula Goenka, Geetanjali Misra, and Romita Shetty – who were from diverse professional fields such as banking, film, law, and public health, Sakhi, meaning “woman friend,” was created to fill a critical need — in spite of an abundance of religious and cultural centers, professional associations, and ethnic-specific groups within New York’s large South Asian immigrant population, there was no place for women to address the silenced subject of domestic violence.

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Phone: 212-714-9153
Fax: 646-398-8498
Location: New York, USA