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It is the little things that raksha does .. that has great impact on our clients’ lives!



Raksha — meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages — is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Guided by values of consensus in decision-making, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve the South Asian community.

Raksha will be 20 in 2015, will you make sure Raksha continues to do the little things that make a huge impact in our clients’ lives!!!!









  Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global 
day dedicated to giving back.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students
gt-give-moneyaround the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebratefood

generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization
to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join
us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.







November 1St





Join us for the 16th Annual Ek Shaam Raksha Ke Naam (An Evening in the Name of Raksha) November 1st.   Tickets can be purchased here at eventbrite or  here  at  $75 VIP,  $50 General, $25 (children and students under 21).  

Raksha wants to celebrate the youth in our community especially the ones who come to Raksha for services,  who volunteer their time, and who are making change in the community.    Raksha comes in contact with many youth and believe that the youth in our community  are strong and resilient !! We celebrate their strength, resilience,and voice!

The evening will include Tapas ( Italian and Indian), music, and dancing.  We will have a silent auction and a community art project!!!


November 8th, 2014



There is a 10% discount if you book the tickets through the Raksha at 10% if you purchase your tickets at



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Raksha is proud to announce that SABA-GA is hosting its first annual banquet to support the provision of needed legal services to the South Asian community. This year’s banquet will benefit Raksha, Inc., 100% of the banquet’s proceeds will go directly to support Raksha’s clients’ access to legal services.  We are excited that Fulton County Solicitor General Carmen D. Smith will be our keynote speaker. Ms. Smith has been Fulton County’s Solicitor General since 1996, and is a champion of victims of domestic violence. Solicitor General Carmen Smith and her office have been strong partners of Raksha over the years!!!

May 8, 2014

Carmen Smith, Solicitor General - Fulton County, GA6:30 P.M.


Himalayan Spice
(located at 2773 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329)
Tickets are Limited!$40: Saba-GA members
$45: non-members

To Purchase Tickets,
Please Visit Our
SABA-GA Spring Banquet Ticket Page

Banquet Flyer


Happy Holidays !!!

Thanks to all of our Raksha community for your support this year. This year has been full of challenges and successes!! We are grateful to many of you who have stayed on this journey with us.
Donations can be made on line ( check out the side menu) or you can mail a check to P.O. Box 12337, Atlanta, Ga 30355!



Aparna Bhattacharyya and Tiloma Jayasinghe, the Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian women in New York at the VAWA signing.

Aparna Bhattacharyya and Tiloma Jayasinghe, the Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian women in New York at the VAWA signing.

Indian-American Aparna Bhattacharyya honored by US as champions of change

Aparna Bhattacharyya from Atlanta was  honored by the United States to mark the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. She was part of 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women chosen by White House as “champions of change” in recognition of her significant contribution to the community.

  • Aparna Bhattacharyya : Executive Director of Raksha, in Atlanta, Georgia, is a passionate advocate for immigrant survivors of family and sexual violence and works to ensure that they have access to safety, justice and healing as well as the attorneys, law enforcement, and service providers are culturally competent to serve immigrant survivors.


Aparna and Tiloma with Senator Hirono from Hawaii.

Aparna and Tiloma with Senator Hirono from Hawaii.

Aparna and Tiloma with Senator Al Franken

Aparna and Tiloma with Senator Al Franken


Raksha, Executive Director with the Tiloma Jayasinghe, Executive Director from Sakhi for South Asian Women, Qudsia Raja with the YWCA, and Deepa Iyer, the Executive Director of South Asians Leading Together