make South Asian women stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights
be actively interested in and concerned for the success of South Asian women
offer South Asian women information, emotional support, and help finding resources
The word "Saweraa" means new beginnings.
Founded in 2003 by nine women who saw the need for support in the St. Louis community regarding domestic violence.
Dedicated to addressing the need for an organization that understands the unique cultural circumstances of the South Asian community.
Saweraa provides confidential services to women from South Asian countries.
Saweraa works to educate the greater St. Louis community on South Asian issues and decrease cultural barriers.
Saweraa offers support in a variety of South Asian languages to ensure ease in communication.
Bangladesh and Nepal
Case Management Service
Legal Advocacy Services
Personal Support Program
Community Outreach and Education
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Challenging Cultural Discourses and Beliefs that Perpetuate Domestic Violence in South Asian Communities
Here is an interesting in-depth study of the cultural factors and beliefs that support structures that promote the ideas and motivations behind domestic violence in South Asian families and communities. Give it a read! http://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1662&context=jiws
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The APIIDV just released a study bringing together statistics and facts pertaining to Domestic Violence in Asian & Pacific Islander Homes. Recently published, it offers interesting facts about the rates of DV in South Asian communities. The Lifecourse IPV & Help-seeking Study of 31 of 56 Indian and Pakistani women found that: Indian and Pakistani women, born[…]