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Shakti Asian Women's Centre

Shakti Asian Women's Centre

Formed in 2000 out of a support group for migrant and refugee women, the Shakti Asian Women's Centre serves the needs of Asian, Middle Eastern and African women. It provides a 24-hour nationwide domestic violence hotline, several safe houses, counselling, translating, and other services, including advocacy. These photos show the Shakti jumble stall and parade float at a community festival in Mt Roskill, Auckland, in the early 2000s. Addressing the crowd is then Prime Minister Helen Clark, who was also the local MP.

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Mark Derby, 'Migrant and refugee organisations - Later migrant organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018