ALERT: If you are currently being stalked or abused, we recommend that you
use a computer that your abuser does not know about, such as at a public
library or a trusted friend's home, because abusers often check to see
what sites you have visited. There is always a computer trail, but you can
leave this site quickly by pressing the Escape button or hitting the Escape key on your keyboard on all pages of this
Raksha is participating in Georgia Gives Day November 13, 2013!
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.
Our lives have all been touched by a nonprofit, whether it’s the hospital we were born in, the schools that educate us, the parks and arts we enjoy or the animal shelter where we found our best friend.
You can make your community a safer, happier and better place to live by visiting www.GAgivesday.org and donating to the nonprofit that means the most to you. Let’s all give back on November 13, 2013 – Georgia Gives Day!
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 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