In Celebration of International Women’s Day!
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.
5 Course Menu paired with Wines
HONORING SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN STIRRING CHANGE
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.
Bengali Fish Curry
In celebration of a woman who used her voice and words to challenge orthodoxy.
We visit the coastal regions of Bangladesh.
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.
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.
Falooda and Pink Velvet Cake Trifle Pudding
SAMPAT PAL DEVI
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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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!
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.