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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.


Volunteer ESL teacher Walker West reflects on a year of service at Sakhi. Walker West first realized the importance of language when she immigrated to the United States from Korea when she was twenty-four. “No matter how smart you are, no one will see it unless you know the language,” she said. West saw an advertisement for the volunteer ESL…

  Tickets are still available! Please click here to purchase. When: Thursday, October 30th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm Where: Sundaram Tagore Gallery; 547 West 27th Street What: An evening of comedy, wine & cheese      

Meera and Megha Nayar Women’s Health Initiative Launched in Memory of Longtime Sakhi Volunteer Renuka Nayar Sakhi recently established a two-year Renuka Nayar Women’s Health Initiative Fellowship (WHI) to strengthen Sakhi’s resources and services in the physical and mental health space. The goals are to deepen Sakhi’s continuum of holistic support through providing survivors of violence with mental and physical…

There’s something women’s rights groups in America can learn from Akhilesh Yadav and his father Article written by Sakhi’s ED, Tiloma Jayasinghe. Article originally appeared on Quartz India’s website – http://qz.com/218305/theres-something-womens-rights-groups-in-america-can-learn-from-akhilesh-yadav/. In response to outrage over the rape and hanging of two girls in his state of Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav suggested people google the realities of such crimes in other…

Following our successful spring youth camp, we continue this summer with a summer camp geared to wards girls ages between the ages of 11-14. We will have workshops on positive body image, beauty standards and how they impact choices, helping them prepare to enter high school, and identify positive and negative peer relationships. The children of survivors have many shared narratives…