Raksha, Inc is a Georgia-based nonprofit with a mission to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Raksha works towards healing, empowerment, and justice for survivors of violence.
Raksha, Inc is adhering to COVID-19 safety recommendations and has staff working remotely via having calls forwarded, checking emails and utilizing telemental health when appropriate. We continue to be there for our clients and community and can be reached at our office number from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and by email: [email protected]
Event Summary: South Asian & Black Allyship Friday (2/19/21) In honor of Black History Month, Raksha hosted a speaker panel moderated by Vyanti Joseph on South Asian and Black Allyship. The panelists, including Karimah Dillard, Rupkatha Banerjee, Mousumi Hill talked about how to dismantle and name this kind of racism. Karimah Dillard kicked off […]
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that the state of Georgia ranks third highest in the nation for the percentage of teens experiencing physical violence in a dating relationship? Shockingly, 50% of fatalities resulting from intimate partner violence in Georgia happened in relationships that began when the victim was between 13-24. […]
February 5, 2021 February, more popularly known as the month of love is also the American Heart Month. Today on the International Wear Red Day , here’s looking at heart health in the context of survivors of abuse and violence. It would be easy to guess that increased stress levels from experiences of and reactions […]
If the term human trafficking brings up the image of the infamous white van or scenes from the movie Taken (2008), it is time to broaden our understanding of this billion dollar industry and its workings. Human trafficking takes so many forms and connotations beyond the more visible. Which is why it continues to thrive despite […]
The Covid-19 world exposes individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and abuse or those at risk to more danger – even if they are not in physical proximity to their abuser. Incidents of technology abuse, online harassment, cyberstalking have spiked since early 2020; evident from the increase in sales of spy and stalker ware, […]
Check our MLK Day posts on Facebook & Instagram This year, on Martin Luther King Day, it is even more important to vocalize and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and work. Dr King was one of the leading civil rights leaders, whose words and philosophy still ring true, five decades after his death. […]