SAWC & WAYS Partner for Yogathon

August 1 2014:“We Are Your Sisters” campaign is aimed at supporting the fight against rape, human trafficking and violence against women. Last year WAYS raised over $10,000 CAD for Prajwala, a women’s shelter in India which helps rescue and rehabilitate women who have been raped or trafficked.  This year, WAYS aims to make an impact both in India and Canada by partnering with the

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The Lotus Women’s Club hosts a fundraiser with proceeds supporting SAWC


The Lotus Women’s Club Hosts

Cooking with Heena

Learn to cook from a chef and enjoy a delicious lunch that you create!

Proceeds will support the South Asian Women’s Centre in Toronto

Date: Sunday May 25th, 2014

Time: 11:30am to 2:00pm

11:30am – 12:45 pm – cooking class

1:00 – 2:00 pm – lunch & presentation by Kripa Sekhar, Executive Director,
South Asian’s Women’s Centre

Location: Heena’s home
2449 Presquile Dr, Oakville, L6H 0B8
Tickets: $20 LWC members
$25 non-members

A portion of ticket proceeds will go to support the South Asian
Women’s Centre; additional monetary donations will also be

Clothing donations: We will be accepting donations of gently
used ethnic clothing (kurthas, salvar, saris), which will be
donated to the sewing program at the South Asian Women’s Centre.

The Lotus Women’s Club Flyer

Participants needed for Needs Assessment Survey: “There is no ‘honour’ in violence against women and children.”



Dear Members,

The South Asian Women’s Centre is currently conducting a project entitled – “There is no ‘honour’ in violence against women and children.” As part of the project, we are conducting a needs assessment and would like to request your help in completing the 10 minute survey below.

Here is the link:


Thank you in advance for all your help.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Manivilie Kanagasabapathy – mkanagasabapathy@sawc.org or 416-537-2276 ext 230.


Press Conference held at SAWC on June 5th, 2013 regarding Rogers cut of OMNI South Asian version program

Joined press conference with Kripa Sekhar, Executive Director of South Asian Women Centre(SAWC);  Shalini Kononur, Executive Director of South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO); Vijaya Chikermane, Executive Director of Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); and Neethan Shan, Executive Director of Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is held at (SAWC) and attended by diverse South Asian community members. The conference is covered by

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Six GTA Hospitals Won’t reveal Fetal Sex during Ultrasound

The Globe and Mail with Kripa Sekhar If hospitals are worried about female feticide, they should be conducting community consultations before shaping any policies, said Kripa Sekhar, executive director of South Asian Women’s Centre in Toronto. While concerned about the possibility of female feticide, she believes more research should be done before conclusions can be reached. “You want to protect women, but in the

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