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Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women’s Support Group

Contact

Name: Hira Chowdhury

Position: Chairperson

Email: coordvic@shaktiaustralia.org.au

Address

PO Box 2994

Rowville

Melbourne 3178

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Our Mission / Objective

Shakti is a community organisation comprised of women and youth from Asian, African and Middle Eastern backgrounds,

dedicated to ending violence and all forms of exploitation and discrimination in their communities in Australia. Backed by its

parent body Shakti Community Council in New Zealand (est. 1995), Shakti empowers vulnerable and marginalised migrant and

refugee women, children and youth, through challenging the intergenerational bonds of cultural and social oppression that

exists to subjugate, discriminate and violate their human rights. Our mission is to support women, children and youth, to lead

lives with dignity and free from violence.

 

Shakti provides culturally-appropriate and competent specialist domestic violence intervention and prevention work with allied

government and NGO agencies. We prioritise the safety needs of disadvantaged and socially isolated women, children and

youth in extremely high-risk circumstances such as forced and / under-aged marriage, dowry-related violence, female genital

mutilation, trafficking and honour-based violence. We also invest in their capacity to become drivers of social change in their

communities and wider society. We do this by fostering a culture of volunteerism and compassion and supporting our

victim-survivors to become key advocates, speaking out against violence; helping to create healthy, diverse, integrated

violence-free communities in Australia.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

35 799 716 590

How to help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Shakti is a community organisation comprised of women and youth from Asian, African and Middle Eastern backgrounds,

dedicated to ending violence and all forms of exploitation and discrimination in their communities in Australia. Backed by its

parent body Shakti Community Council in New Zealand (est. 1995), Shakti empowers vulnerable and marginalised migrant and

refugee women, children and youth, through challenging the intergenerational bonds of cultural and social oppression that

exists to subjugate, discriminate and violate their human rights. Our mission is to support women, children and youth, to lead

lives with dignity and free from violence.

 

Shakti provides culturally-appropriate and competent specialist domestic violence intervention and prevention work with allied

government and NGO agencies. We prioritise the safety needs of disadvantaged and socially isolated women, children and

youth in extremely high-risk circumstances such as forced and / under-aged marriage, dowry-related violence, female genital

mutilation, trafficking and honour-based violence. We also invest in their capacity to become drivers of social change in their

communities and wider society. We do this by fostering a culture of volunteerism and compassion and supporting our

victim-survivors to become key advocates, speaking out against violence; helping to create healthy, diverse, integrated

violence-free communities in Australia.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

35 799 716 590

How to Help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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