Shakti Women's Aid
Shakti Women’s Aid is an organisation based in Edinburgh, working to offer support, advocacy and information to all black / minority ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse from partners. husbands, ex-partners and other family members. Shakti's website includes information about domestic abuse and forced marriage.
As well as offering support and refuge for those affected by domestic abuse, Shakti organises training on domestic abuse and black and minority ethnic women, children and young people for staff in the statutory and voluntary sectors, and works to raise awareness about these issues in schools and community organisations. Shakti's staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds and include speakers of 20 different languages, and the organisation's website includes information in nine community languages from Europe, South Asia, the Middle East, China and Africa.