Women’s Education Project

Women’s Education Project (“WEP”) helps women of limited means discover their unlimited potential for college and career success to improve their lives, families and communities. WEP operates two centers in South India, “Sudar” (”light” in Tamil) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu and Ushassu (”light” in Telugu) in a village south of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Students come to these centers on the recommendation of their teachers, local NGOs, and often, their friends. The organization served as Out Against Abuse’s fiscal sponsor before the organization received its 501(c)(3) status. WEP has helped us connect with many incredible women and volunteers and also serves as a mentor organization.

Source: Womens Education Project

Sakhi for South Asian Women

Sakhi for South Asian Women (“Sakhi”) is a community-based organization in the New York metropolitan area committed to ending violence against women of South Asian origin. Sakhi is one of our domestic violence agency partner organizations.  Sakhi’s direct services staff work with us to answer questions from victims and survivors on our website.  Sakhi also helps educate our readers and users by posting press releases and statements on important domestic violence issues and legislation.

Chetna DFW

CHETNA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on the prevention of domestic violence in the South Asian community of Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. CHETNA provides information and services during times of crisis through peer support, counseling, comunity education and outreach. CHETNA works with us to answer survivor and victims’ questions and to educate the South Asian community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For more information, visit CHETNA at or email them at

Apna Ghar Inc.

Apna Ghar is a domestic violence agency located in Chicago which works to break the cycle of domestic violence through culturally appropriate, multilingual services, including emergency shelter and transitional housing. The nonprofit also addresses the special needs and challenges of immigrant survivors of domestic violence from South Asian and other countries. For more information, visit Apna Ghar Inc at or email them at


Manavi is a New Jersey-based women’s rights organization committed to end all forms of violence and exploitation against South Asian women living in the U.S. Manavi, which means “woman” in Sanskrit, was one of the first South Asian organizations in the U.S. The organization’s programs include “direct service provision for women survivors of violence; grassroots organizing for social change within the South Asian community; and informing the practice of mainstream U.S. institutions and organizations to better serve South Asian women survivors. Reach out to Manavi on their helpline (732) 435-1414 or contact them at:

Manavi; P.O. Box 3103; New Brunswick; NJ 08903
Phone (732) 435-1414; Fax (732) 435-1411; Email; Website:

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