We work in partnership with our sister Refuge's, ManKind and Police to provide the unique support our community needs.
Shakti Community Council Inc., formerly known as the Shakti Migrant Services Trust has its origins in The Shakti Asian Women’s Support Group founded by Farida Sultana and 7 other ethnic women in Auckland in 1995. The support group was set up by ethnic women for ethnic women to overcome the barriers that come with migration and the intergenerational bonds of cultural oppression.
Besides enrolling themselves in Life Skills programmes and learning to become self-reliant, these women sought to challenge the cultural acceptance of Domestic Violence within their communities, promote greater gender equity and bring about social change.
The pre-requisite for a man’s change is accepting there is a problem and a willingness to allow others to help.
Man Kind can put tools into the hands of men, but they are responsible for picking up those tools and using them.
Our Goal can only be encouragement and empowerment in a journey towards self and whānau well-being.
NZ Police are part of the New Zealand Government’s commitment to reducing family violence – their Family Harm approach aims to drive down the significant harm experienced by families in New Zealand.
For Police, Family Harm encapsulates a broader, more holistic view of the issues occurring within a family. When Police attend a Family Harm Investigation they do so with “eyes wide open”, which means working to understand the wider dynamics of family harm, the patterns of harm and the adverse circumstances in which they occur. It helps Police make the best decisions when responding to family harm and ensures we get the best outcomes possible for the people involved.
As they partner with other agencies to provide families the help they need, they have developed and adapted a number of resources to share with government agencies; NGOs and any group or individual with an interest in addressing family harm. These resources are outlined below