Join Shakti to celebrate our 20 years of serving Asian, African and Middle Eastern women, children and young people in New Zealand, Australia and internationally.
Find an event near you and bring your family & friends!
Shakti Tauranga is hosting a fundraising dinner on the occasion of White Ribbon Day.
When: Saturday 22nd Nov @ 6.30pm
Where: Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Come and join us in support and enjoy our buffet!
Click here for the flyer.
“Folktree has kindly offered to organise a fundraiser for Shakti Wellington in support of our refuge! The event is going to take place in Wellington, with 4 musicians lined up to play atBaobab Cafe (Newtown) on Thursday next week, including Wellingtonian singer, Amiria Grenell, currently on tour in the South Island. There will be a silent auction of some beautiful Gond artworks (created by artists from an indigenous group in India) and selling books from an independent publisher in Chennai (Tara Books).
So come along for some great music, artworks and awesome time.
Help us create an impact nationally by uniting with us and organising your own march in your area. Below is some information that will help you in doing this.
For any further information or questions please email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org
We value your support and commitment and we want you to remain safe and keep to your local council’s rules in relation to holding a public march.
If you are planning your own march then please use the same day and times as the details listed above.
If you are having a march where you will meet and stay at one particular area with your banners and chants, check with your council if there are any specific requirements for the use of this area
If you plan to do a street march or footpath march to a specific place, it is best to contact your council for details and requirements/restrictions.
Domestic violence and sexual violence are pervasive, life-threatening crimes that impact thousands of New Zealanders with serious physical, psychological and economic effects.
New Zealand is amongst an epidemic of violence and we must act now to break the cycle.
The people of New Zealand need to know that we can break this cycle but in order to do this we must project our voices as one to be heard by those who have the power to make a definitive change.
Violence against women, children and families is unacceptable
At this event we will make a call to action for the Government to acknowledge the urgency and seriousness of the issues of domestic and sexual violence.
We want as many people as possible involved. This is an issue affects women, men and children therefore we want everyone involved.
Because we know that she wouldn’t have stood for the levels of domestic violence occurring in this country and she would be disgraced at the current situation. We are encouraging all New Zealanders to stand up and march with us to force the Government to make an immediate commitment to work with us to end this problem once and for all.
We intend to gift Kate to the Government on the day of the march, to be kept within parliament grounds as a constant reminder of what we are marching for and the rights of women, children and families to live violence free.
There will be another party that will accept her. The refusal to accept Kate could be seen as a refusal to acknowledge the seriousness of domestic and sexual violence.
Date: Thursday, 28th August 2014
Address: Ferndale House, 830 New North Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland.
Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Tickets are sold at $100, $60 and $40 and can be collected from Sharmen Rodrigues, Ismot Ahmed, Wahida Mitu, Tania Ahmed or email email@example.com
Donations can also be made at 01-0183-0244496-02
In November, 2 Asian migrant women were violently murdered in Wellington, both it is known were
victims of domestic violence. One was Mei Fan, mother of 2 children. The most recent was Sarwan
Lata Singh, who was stabbed in her own home. Both had protection orders against their abusers.
The very fact that this is happening in the capital city of New Zealand is a national embarrassment
and tragedy to New Zealand society as a whole. Read more…
Case for Sarwan Lata Singh:
Case for Mei Fan:
Shakti Community Council Inc.: http://shakti.org.nz
Media queries contact:
Ph. 021 736 856
Shakti Community Council Inc. and Member Organisations warmly invite funders, network agencies and well-wishers to our 18th Annual General Meeting.
Date: Thursday, 27 June 2013
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Shakti Legal Advocacy & Family Social Services Inc
18 Manukau Station Road, Manukau
(inside Manukau Medical Centre, besides Rainbows End)
Refreshments will be served
T: 09- 838 4217 ; M: 021736856; F: 09-838 4217
Shakti is supporting young women in the community to lead a silent protest RISE AGAINST RAPE CULTURE. This event is held on Saturday 12 January 2013, in Aotea Square, Auckland in remembrance of the women rape victims in India. This event is open to public. Click the Facebook event for more info.