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Why Sakhi Exists

Sakhi unites survivors of violence, communities, and institutions to prevent and end domestic violence in the South Asian community in New York City. We believe that:

- Nobody should have to live in fear and threat of domestic violence.
- Survivors of domestic violence have the right to be safe and to regain control of their lives.
- Supporting women and their families to achieve safety; empowering our community to become stronger; and advocating for broader social change works.


Greetings. I am leaving Sakhi as Executive Director after five eventful, wonderful years. All any Executive Director ever wants is to leave the organization better than how she found it, and I am proud to say that Sakhi has grown both in size, and scope since I began, continuing the legacy left by my predecessors, Prema and Purvi. We’ve launched…

Join us for our $25k for 25 years Campaign! Check out our thermometer on the side to check our progress on our $25k goal.

Earlier this year, Tiloma Jayasinghe, our ED,  spoke with Arun Venugopal on NPR about the issue of arranged marriage. Check it out — http://www.wnyc.org/story/case-arranged-marriage/ or click below. Tiloma is at the 5:15 mark.