Sakhi for South Asian Women

Caption: Courtesy of Sakhi for South Asian Women.
Image Description: 12 Sakhi community members are gathered at Coney Island for a Sakhi program. They are facing away from the camera, toward the park and a large ferris wheel, called the "Wonder Wheel." We cannot see their faces. Several of them are dressed in South Asian clothing.

Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to represent the South Asian diaspora in a survivor-led movement for gender-justice and to honor the collective and inherent power of all survivors of violence. Sakhi is committed to serving survivors through a combination of efforts including—but not limited to—direct services, advocacy and organizing, technical assistance, and community outreach. With more than 50% of their members based in Queens, Sakhi decided to relocate some of their operations and open an office in Queens as of 2020. For the Year of Uncertainty, Sakhi’s community partnership will focus on their Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), which supports the healing of young survivors as they break cycles of interpersonal and gender-based violence. In addition to supportive services for youth between the ages of 6-24, the program provides a safe space to freely explore issues around identity, family, relationships, and positive sexuality and gender.