Why Gender Justice?


Since 2011, Sakhi has been shifting to a gender justice model as opposed to solely a social services agency. Gender justice serves as a larger umbrella of our work as we understand that a root cause of violence is the devaluation of women and girls. We no longer just serve immigrant survivors of domestic violence. We serve immigrant and U.S.-born South Asian survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We serve the youth of our constituents. We’ve been exploring our work through the intersections of violence, immigration, economic justice, and reproductive justice/health through our direct services and our outreach engagement. Ultimately, our goal for those we serve is that they exercise power and are in charge of their lives. Hence, we are working towards gender equity by empowering all who come to Sakhi.