Workshops & Trainings

Invite Sakhi for South Asian Survivors to your university, community-based organization, government office, or workplace for one of our hands on workshops or trainings.

All trainings are interactive, discussion-based, approximately sixty to ninety minutes in length and discuss Sakhi’s services, history, culturally and linguistically specific programming, and the work we do in the South Asian immigrant community.

Our workshops are rooted in research as well as our work and advocacy within the South Asian immigrant population in New York City. Taking an intersectional perspective, they define cultural sensitivity and humility, share trends and barriers faced by our constituents, identify strategies for cultural humility and understanding, and discuss best practices for case management and community work.

All trainings are led by members of our Programs staff. Training fees are agreed upon on a case by case basis and can be waived for smaller, community-based organizations. To learn more about Sakhi’s training fees or to schedule a training, email us at .


Topics we specialize in include:

  • Gender-based violence 101
    • Types of domestic violence
    • Barriers to support such as language access and cultural isolation,
    • Types of client needs from housing and mental health support to immigration and legal needs.
    • Community accountability
    • Identifying signs of abuse
    • Offering various resources in NYC for survivors
  • Sexual violence 101
    • Consent
    • Types of sexual assault and rape culture
    • Discusses the scale of the issue of sexual assault and rape
    • How to support a survivor of SV
  • Supporting survivors of forced marriage
  • Supporting survivors of elder abuse
  • Housing justice for survivors of GBV
  • Bystander intervention
  • Cultural norms and gender roles within the South Asian immigrant community in NYC
  • Combatting Islamophobia and biased-based incidents
  • Safety planning
  • Culturally-responsive work in GBV/DV Circumstances
    • Providing holistic, culturally and linguistically competent services for survivors.
  • Advocacy (case management) for young folks
  • Survivor-focused strategies of de-escalation and support
  • Trauma-informed care