Shakti Community Council Inc has opened its office in Central Wellington Central in an effort to effectively lobby government policy and strengthen Shakti's presence at national and international levels. The office will be staffed by Organisation and Policy Development Coordinator, Priyanca Radhakrishnan.
Shakti was founded in response to immigrant issues and the rate of domestic violence in the Asian, African and Middle Eastern migrant and refugee communities in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Shakti’s first refuge was established in 1998 and currently the organisation has four ethnic women’s refuges providing cultural-competent services besides other advocacy and support services. The organization provides an important space for the women seeking freedom from male violence and domination. Along with safe and confidential accommodation, other services include culturally appropriate counselling, advocacy, health support and life skills support.
For further information contact Priyanca on 021 516118 or 0800SHAKTI.
Submitted on Thu, 2008-11-27 00:00