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The South Asian Women's Centre is a voluntary non-profit women's organization run by, and for South Asian Women. Our purpose is to increase self awareness of South Asian Women and to empower women to develop their social and cultural potential. The Centre is a place where South Asian Women of all backgrounds and ages can access a variety of programs and services. We strive to provide an environment where women can work together to promote their well-being.

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Programs and Services

SETTLEMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Our core settlement services are interpretation and translation, information and referral, family counselling, advocacy, support and crisis intervention delivered in English, Bengali, Hindi, Kanada, Marathi, Malay, Nepalese, Oriya, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telegu, Tibetian, Sindhi, Asamese, Urdu as well as other languages as needed by clients. Monday to Friday,  416-537-2276 WELLNESS GROUP In a partnership project with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

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A Word from the Executive Director

Kripa’s Words to Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment

April 1, 2015 Honourable Committee members: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to present on behalf of the South Asian Women’s Centre (SAWC), my name is Kripa Sekhar and I am the Executive Director of SAWC. The issue of sexual violence and Harassment is a very complex one in the south Asian community, it is the story of newer immigrants in Canada, a

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