Welcome to Shakti

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 have a world where women and children are empowered to live a life of dignity free from fear and violence and are able to exercise their rights, choices and responsibilities.

We endeavour to facilitate and ensure safety and overall well-being of all women, young women and children through strategic intervention measures aimed at eliminating all forms of oppression and gender-based violence.

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.


Phone: 0800 Shakti (0800 742 584)

If your life is in immediate danger please call 111.


Ragas of Devi Fundraiser

Singing was an inseparable part of her life, yet she couldn’t sing for many years. Rising from the pain of her past, Devi, a survivor of violence and trained classical singer presents ‘Shakti’ (strength) – taking us on her journey of empowerment through the unifying language of music. Join us for a melodious and soulful evening of songs, dance, art and delicious vegetarian food. Tickets can be purchased here (food and drinks will be sold separately on the day):

Sustinnoworx! the social enterprise wing of Shakti through SETAC Ltd., is making cloth masks to keep communities safe. This is part of an income generation project for our Survivors who are creating these masks. Please purchase a mask to keep yourself and others safe, while supporting a violence free Aotearoa / New Zealand

To purchase a mask or gift masks go to

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