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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.


Sakhi is helping the kids in our community gear up for an exciting new school year. There are two ways YOU can donate! Click to find out more.  

Dear Friends & Supporters, The Board of Directors of Sakhi for South Asian Women wants to share some very exciting news with you. After a successful search process, we are very pleased to announce that we have hired Ms. Shalini Somayaji to lead Sakhi as its next Executive Director! As a Board, we strongly believe in Shalini’s leadership and vision…

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…