Saheli Expands Free Legal Services to the South Asian Community

This article appeared in India New England News By Gouri Banerjee Saheli Board Member BURLINGTON, MA–Saheli, Inc., is very excited to collaborate with two Law offices, adding free Family Law & Immigration Law services to its growing portfolio of services offered to the South Asian Community. Starting in July 2018, clients can make appointments to…

Diya Chaturvedi Appointed New Co-Executive Director at Saheli

  BURLINGTON, MA—Saheli Boston, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues related to domestic violence in the South Asian community, has appointed Divya Chaturvedi as its new Co-Executive Director. She replaces Savitha Rajiv and Nadia Madden, who left Saheli recently. Ms. Chaturvedi, who holds an MPA degree from Columbia University’s School of International and…

Domestic Homicides Can Be Prevented

In a thought provoking article, the Patriot Ledger presented two articles in October 2018 about homicide and domestic violence. In the second article, shown at this link, http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180930/experts-domestic-homicides-can-be-prevented they provide more advise on how to prevent death from domestic violence. Making the case for early intervention, that is, not waiting until the crime has actually…

Saheli Honors Its Volunteers, Holds 5th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day Celebration

This article appeared on India New England News BURLINGTON, MA—Saheli, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues related to domestic violence in the South Asian community, honored its own volunteers earlier this month and held its 5th annual Volunteer Appreciation Day celebrations. The event was organized by Neelam Wali, a long-time volunteer and an…

Saheli Sets its Three-year Strategic Plan

Saheli is experiencing significant growth in the number of people being served, the kind of services provided and the increasing recognition of its unique linguistic and culturally rich domestic violence services. To continue this positive trend, Saheli has just concluded its three year strategic plan led by Kiran Uppuluri, Board Member and Supriya Saurabh, President…

Computer Literacy Classes in Quincy End

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…