Shakti Community Council is a non-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin.
Shakti; meaning strength; works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women of colour.
It supports women to overcome the barriers that come with migration and inter-generational bonds of cultural oppression.
Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, Shakti is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights of both women and children and advocating social change.
NEED HELP ?
Shakti provides culturally specialist, confidential support services to women and their children of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origins.
You can call us on 0800 SHAKTI (0800 742 584).
We can be reached 24/7 through our 0800 crisis-line.
Our women’s advocate will provide you with information in your region and options that will help you make a decision that will keep you and your children safe and enable you to make achievable action plans for your future.
ONLINE DATING ADVICE
Indepth Story and ADVICE HERE
Dating apps and websites can be a fun way to meet new people, but it’s important that you keep yourself safe while you swipe. Here’s our top tips for staying safe when using online dating websites and apps:
PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
NEVER SEND MONEY OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION
KEEP KIDS SAFE
REPORT SUSPICIOUS OR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR
Some examples of the types of behaviour that you should report include:
WHEN YOU MEET
We’ve put together some tips to help you keep yourself safe if you decide to meet up with someone you’ve met online.
1. Get to know them first
2. Do some digging
3. Always meet and stay in public
4. Tell friends and family where you are going
5. Sort your own transport
6. Stay sober
IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG
If you or someone you know is in danger call 111 immediately and speak to the Police. Emergency situations include a recent threats or acts of violence or sexual violence.
If something has happened and you’re in need of help, support or advice with sexual or physical assault visit the Rape Prevention Education directory for a list of support services around New Zealand.
If you need online safety help or advice, you can contact us seven days a week. Our service is free and confidential.
RESOURCES FROM OUR AGENCIES FOR WOMEN
LINKS TO OUR AGENCIES FOR WOMEN
1 in 3 Be Free
OUR GIFT TO NEW ZEALAND WOMEN
1 in 3 Be Free is an app is designed to help women screen their relationships for abuse and to connect them to support services nearby.
The 1 in 3 Be Free App is available for free download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. To find the App search “1in3befree” download it, use it, rate and review it! There is also an online version at www.1in3befree.org.nz
“We recognise that it isn’t always easy to identify when behaviours in a relationship become concerning, controlling, or abusive, so we want to help educate women about different forms of abuse and their effects”
In partnership with the fantastic Omnispex, the team at Inner City Women's Group have spent the last 2 years producing an App that helps women to screen for indicators of all forms of domestic violence from a current or ex-partner.
Developed by the Inner City Women's Group. http://www.innercitywomensgroup.org.nz/
Family Start have Updated their Referral Form - Download link Below!