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Empowering South Asian women to overcome domestic violence and become self-reliant.

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Now providing guidance to all South Asian seniors and caregivers in the DC Metro area.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE 1-888-417-2742

Empowering South Asian women to overcome domestic violence and become self-reliant.

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Now providing guidance to all South Asian seniors and caregivers in the DC Metro area.

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This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our initiatives in the shadow of the lockdown

Oct 15, 2020

As stress levels have increased the world over with job losses and financial uncertainties, domestic violence has escalated with stay-at-home impositions of the pandemic. This is being reported again and again in almost every part of the globe.

We are working with a great sense of disquiet.

We are unable to easily reach our clients - and they are finding it difficult to talk to us, closeted at home with their perpetrators.

We have been trying to raise awareness of this situation among the South Asian community, through a surge of messages on different social media.

More recently our PSA addresses what exactly community members can do to help.

Our article on domestic violence in American Kahani, a popular online platform for South Asians, sharply focuses on the dilemmas of three survivors in the 'shadow pandemic'.

Do read it: Shadow Pandemic: In Conversation With Three Women Survivors Under Lockdown

 

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