TWI Poetry: Bathing an Old Woman

Basudhara Roy Coming to an old woman’s bodyis like coming to the end of the earth.A rainforest weary of plundershrinks here to autumnal renunciation. In her, an ancient monumentstanding erect to generations of awe seeks anonymity, dissolution.The face rises and sets with the sun.  The bones’ currency spent, they lookfor reasons to succumb to gravity.Decalcified, they…

Resources for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

NATIONAL CRISIS ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSISTANCE: The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)www.ndvh.org National Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474www.loveisrespect.org National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)www.childhelp.org National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)www.rainn.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org National Center for Victims of Crime 1-202-467-8700www.victimsofcrime.org National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)www.polarisproject.org National Network for Immigrant and Refugee…

Why Do Victims Stay?

When it is a viable option, it is best for victims to do what they can to escape their abusers. However, this is not the case in all situations. Abusers repeatedly go to extremes to prevent the victim from leaving. In fact, leaving an abuser is the most dangerous time for a victim of domestic…

Signs of Abuse

Anyone can be an abuser. They come from all groups, all cultures, all religions, all economic levels, and all backgrounds. They can be your neighbor, your pastor, your friend, your child’s teacher, a relative, a coworker — anyone. It is important to note that the majority of abusers are only violent with their current or…

Dynamics of Abuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. There is NO “typical victim.” Victims of domestic violence comes from all walks of life, varying age groups, all backgrounds, all communities, all education levels, all economic levels, all cultures, all ethnicities, all religions, all abilities, and all lifestyles.  Victims of domestic violence do not bring violence…

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant…

Domestic Violence Agencies and their Contact Information

ALABAMA ASHAKIRAN info@ashakiranonline.org (256) – 509 -1882 http://ashakiran.com/Jul2017/ ARIZONA ASAFSF, ARIZONA SOUTH ASIANS FOR SAFE FAMILIES info@asafsf.org (877) – 723 – 3711 CALIFORNIA NARIKA narika@narika.org (800) – 215 – 7308 http://www.narika.org/ SAHARA info@saharacares.org (888) – 724 – 2722 MY SAHANA mysahana@mysahana.org (408) – 657 – 9569 http://mysahana.org/ SOUTH ASIAN NETWORK saninfo@sansocal.org (562) – 403 –…

National Domestic Abuse Helplines and Resources for India

If you are experiencing domestic violence in India, this page provides you with the essential resources needed to find help in North, West, South, East & Northeast, and Central India. For life-threatening emergencies, call 112. Swayam 91 98307 72814 Swayam is a feminist organization committed to advancing women’s rights and ending discrimination and violence against women…

Forms of Abuse

Information compiled from Women’s Law at https://www.womenslaw.org/about-abuse/forms-abuse. Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, can come in many different forms. At the root of all forms of abuse, however, is the need for the abusive partner to keep power and control over the victim. We hope that reading about all of the different forms of…

Read This if You Are a South Asian DV Victim in Georgia

Agency supporting South Asian victims of violence:https://www.raksha.org Support from Indian Consulate in Atlanta for Domestic Violence victims/ deserted women:https://www.indiainatlanta.gov.in/eoial_pages/OQ,, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence:https://gcadv.org/get-help/https://gcadv.org/resources/ Shelter for Domestic Violence victims in Georgia:https://www.livesaferesources.orghttps://www.domesticshelters.org Criminal Justice Coordinating Council:https://cjcc.georgia.gov https://www.uscis.gov/archive/information-on-the-legal-rights-available-to-immigrant-victims-of-domestic-violence-in-the-united