India Day

Saheli had a great time in the India Day Function thanks to Supriya Saurabh, Divya Chandra and Usha Verma for volunteering and helping out at the booth all day. There were several inquires for into regarding DV, Immigration and potential relationship problems. We handed out over 150 brochures and cards! Many people even recognized Saheli…

Computer Literacy Classes in Quincy end, new classes in the fall

Adult Literacy Tech Classes   Vandana Sharma, Saheli South Shore Coordinator   Saheli concluded its ninth session of free Tech Literacy classes on the South Shore on May 31st. Saheli offered weekly Open Lab in January and continued spring classes for 12 weeks from March through May.  Of the twenty-five participants in Open Lab several…

Transnational wife abandonment in South Asia

Priyanka Bhattacharya Transnational Abandonment   More articles Transnational abandonment is on the rise in the UK and US “Transnational marriage abandonment lies at the intersection of immigration and patriarchal control, allowing abusers and states to enjoy impunity for violations committed against women in transnational spaces.” Pragna Patel and Sundari Anitha 6 June 2016. https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/pragna-patel/transnational-marriage-abandonment-new-form-of-violence-against-women Domestic…

Know Your Rights

In light of the current political climate, it is easy to feel confused about what one can and can’t do. Many immigrant women, not familiar with immigration law or who have been kept in the dark about their immigration status by their abusers, are afraid to venture out of the house, wear their ethnic clothes,…

South Asian Bar Association Supports Free Legal Clinics at Saheli

Coming in the fall, another new community service from Saheli. With a grant from SABA – USA, Saheli will offer free legal assistance in many areas of the law:  immigration, family, social security and disability, and employment this fall. South Asian community members can call the Saheli office to make an appointment to meet with…

Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children

Maya Ragavan, MD, BMC, pediatrician, spoke to Saheli DV advocates on Saturday April 8th about the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children’s Health and Wellbeing at the monthly meeting in Burlington, MA. In a thorough review of the latest research Dr. Ragavan, shared information about The Adverse Childhood Experience study and talked about positive,…

Quincy Computer Classes

In March, Saheli began offering an “Advanced Excel and Publisher” computer class at Thomas Crane Public Library So far, students have finished three Excel classes with Saheli volunteer Alvin teaching all three at an intermediate level. In addition to Alvin, Usha, Mary, and Mimi have volunteered their computer expertise and their time as teaching assistants. …