SHAKTI MIGRANT & REFUGEE WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP INC. (NSW)

Shakti specialises in culturally safe domestic/family violence prevention, early intervention, and crisis support for and by Women of Colour. We advocate to end culturally-sanctioned abusive practices that migrant and refugee women from Asian, African and Middle Eastern backgrounds experience. Examples include forced marriage, child and under-aged marriage, dowry-related abuse and violence, gender-based genital mutilation, and threats of honour-based murder. We believe in the paramountcy of women’s and children’s rights to safety and justice locally, nationally, and internationally

Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women’s Support Group New South Wales Inc. was incorporated in NSW in 2012. Shakti NSW is currently based in Parramatta with offices in Wentworthville and Auburn (accessible when not in COVID-19 lockdown). The service is delivered by a team of volunteers and works to support marginalised and disadvantaged women and children at risk of homelessness due to domestic violence and isolation.

Services provided by Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women’s Support Group NSW Inc. include:

  • Drop-in services in Wentworthville and Auburn (closed during COVID-19 lockdown)
  • Regional and national campaigns and advocacy on issues that migrant and refugee Women of Colour experience in Victoria and Australia
  • Capacity and skills building workshops for Community Advocates and  Volunteers
  • Outreach and support group activities with women and youth
  • Case Management & Advocacy services
  • Safety planning including referral to temporary safe accommodation for victims of violence and their children

 Phone number: daytime (10am – 4pm) text or call 0404 174 285

 Email: shaktinsw@shakti.org.au