Tsering Lahmo on the Issue of Illegal Rooming Houses

Our very own Tsering Lhamo, settlement counselor, is contributing her experience of clients facing the issue of illegal rooming houses that are cheap yet a deadly form of housing for many. Please follow the link below: http://globalnews.ca/video/1221589/illegal-rooming-houses-are-cheap-but-deadly-forms-of-housing-for-thousands Enjoy!

Interview with Prita Chhabra

Interview with Prita Chhabra, one of the entertainers for SAWC’s first ever Annual Gala and her comments on being asked to perform at the gala on January 17th, 2014. http://theindianeye.net/an-interview-with-prita-chhabra-2/ Contact info@sawc.org for tickets.

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.


About 30% of women suffer from domestic violence: WHO study

http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/violence/9789241564625/en/index.html The report, developed by the World Health Organization, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council, presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It

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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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Community Outraged by Cuts to South Asian Edition – OMNI News

South Asian Women’s Centre (SAWC), the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP), the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) and the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) expressed their shock and outrage to the Rogers Communications’ recent announcement about the cuts to multicultural and local news programming on OMNI, particularly to the cuts to South Asian Edition of OMNI News. Rogers/OMNI’s

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