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South Asian Bar Association of Georgia hosting dinner to benefit Raksha

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.


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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

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In Celebration of International Women’s Day!

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5 Course Menu paired with Wines



 1st Course

Kerala Vegetable Stew w/Vattayappam

In celebration of a writer whose words bring the beauty of Kerala to a whole new audience and who as an activist, voices the concerns for the disenfranchised in South Asia.
We walk through the lush landscape that is Kerala, India.

2nd Course
Bengali Fish Curry

In celebration of a woman who used her voice and words to challenge orthodoxy.
We visit the coastal regions of Bangladesh.

3rd Course
Kukul Mas Curry

In celebration of a woman who fearlessly advocated for human rights, equality and inclusion of women
We find ourselves on the tropical island of Sri Lanka.

4th Course
Goat Biryani

In celebration of a young woman who champions universal access to education for girls and women.
We find ourselves in Pakistan celebrating the culinary richness of this land.
5th Course
Falooda and Pink Velvet Cake Trifle Pudding

In celebration of a woman who speaks truth to power and fiercely defends women’s rights and autonomy.
We find ourselves back in the vibrant colors of India


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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