Rita Shah, Family Services Coordinator at Saheli, was chosen as one of five state Fellows from Massachusetts to the the Women of Color Network (WOCN).
This is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color. Through trainings, technical assistance, and advocacy, WOCN helps foster women of color in the advancement of their anti-violence work and leadership.
The mission of the Women of Color Network (WOCN) is to provide and enhance leadership capacity and resources that promote the activities of women of color advocates and activists to address the elimination of violence against women and families.
The program will run concurrently for 18-months, from November 2013 through May 2015. Afterward, Leadership graduates will be required to serve as Peer Mentors for 18-months. Congratulations, Rita!