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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.


Thank you for making Sakhi’s “Building Bridges” Gala a success! Our gala last Thursday was truly a memorable night as our guests were transported to a spring wonderland at the beautiful Guastavino’s! Namita Luthra, our Master of Ceremonies, set the tone for the evening by speaking about the importance of building bridges across different constituencies, including men and boys, in our work…

Join us on April 30th at our “Building Bridges” Gala at Guastavino’s New York! We are currently sold out! Please stayed tuned for future events.

This International Women’s Day marked the beginning of a large-scale campaign to eradicate gender inequality and end violence against women in India. India’s Daughter, a documentary from Leslee Udwin focusing primarily on the December 2012 gang-rape of Jyoti Singh, was intended to air on BBC that day to launch the campaign. According to Udwin, the campaign will show this film…

On July 8th, 2014, I received life-changing news:  My application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals had been approved. At the time, I had been planning my next blog post in this series about how I learned to find resources, how I tried to cultivate some semblance of agency, and all the truly incredible people that gave me guidance along…

On January 16, Sakhi hosted a convening with representatives from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), SAALT, Raksha, South Asian Network, Maitri, and Manavi, all of whom are invested in continuing to work on issues of gender justice that affect our communities. This was a follow-up meeting to the SAWO Convening in 2012, where Sakhi…