We are currently seeking urgent funds to set up crisis safe-house accommodation for women and children from Asian, African and Middle Eastern communities, escaping domestic violence in Sydney.

The COVID-19 situation has exacerbated domestic violence and abuse within such families, and women and children are on the fringe of death every day. Safe housing and culturally supportive emergency housing have become the need of the hour if they are to be safe. In the past 5 months, Shakti has serviced over 100 women experiencing domestic violence and most of them need safe accommodation.  Our task in supporting such victims to become survivors has been monumental, especially when they have minor children under their care.

We have raised some funds and are seeking additional funds to enable Shakti to set up safe housing options with the support of other NGOs working in the area of ending violence against women and children

Kindly donate to:

Shakti Australia Ltd (ABN: 58 470 516 179)

We bank with ANZ. Bank Account Name: Shakti Australia INC. 

Branch Number (BSB) 012-083.  Account Number: 3867-46373

If you have any queries, please feel free to call us on 04 04174285 or email us on fundraising@shakti.org.au

Thank you for your kindness

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Your donations go a long ways in supporting the women and families in crisis in our refuges. Today become an advocate and  join the movement against gender based violence.

COVID-19 – Shakti is running as an “essential service”.

The lockdown period and the resulting social isolation has escalated risks to women and children who are already unsafe at home. It is important that Shakti’s services remain open; we have contingency plans for our services. However, we will be taking safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our clients safe. We will be following state and federal guidelines and will keep up to date with any changes.

Our services will remain open for Asian, Middle Eastern and African women and children affected by domestic / family violence and who need our services.

Please contact us for support or information. If you know someone or are concerned about your anyone you know including your neighbours, please call our helplines:

  • 1800 Shakti (0800 742 584) (Melbourne)
  • 04 04174285 (Sydney number)

Make it meaningful

As a crisis prevention organisation, we cannot afford to close our doors to those who need our help. If you are able to, kindly donate to support our services:

Shakti Australia Ltd is registered with The Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. (ABN: 58 470 516 179)

We bank with ANZ. Bank Account Name: Shakti Australia INC.

Branch Number (BSB) 012-083.  Account Number: 3867-46373

We would be happy to provide receipts for the donations made.

Email fundraising@shakti.org.au