Did you know… between 1981 and 2002, community newspapers in the U.S. reported a total of 90 domestic violence related deaths and near-deaths in the South Asian community, 73 of the victims in these crimes were women and children. Manavi provides services to around 400 South Asian women facing violence and abuse every year. They will be holding their 8th Annual Silent March in Jersey City, NJ on October 21, 2012 to raise awareness about this cause.
Who will be attending? Manavi staff, board members, volunteers, and concerned members from the community.
What is the Silent March? The Silent March is an event in honor of all South Asian women survivors of violence to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Where will it be taking place? Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ (We will assemble at the intersection John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Newark Avenue and make several rounds between John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Tonnele Avenue.)
When is it? Between 2:30 and 4:00pm on Sunday, October 21, 2012
Here’s a brief overview of the event: Women’s rights activists and members of the South Asian community from across the state of New Jersey will join Manavi in highlighting urgent concerns over the widespread abuse and exploitation that women from the community continue to face in New Jersey and across the U.S.
Manavi is holding this year’s Silent March in Jersey City, NJ to raise awareness amongst the growing South Asian community in the area.
About Manavi: Manavi is a New Jersey based women’s rights organization committed to ending all forms of violence and exploitation against South Asian women living in the U.S. Established in 1985, Manavi is the first organization of its kind in the U.S. Through a wide variety of programs such as culture specific supportive counseling, legal assistance through clinics and referrals, interpretation, support groups, and transitional housing, Manavi ensures that women of South Asian descent in the U.S can exercise their fundamental right to live a life of dignity that is safe and free from violence. For more information visit http://www.manavi.org/.
Who can I contact? Vineeta Kapahi, 732-435-1414, firstname.lastname@example.org