16 Mar 2017

Shakti Wellington Refuge 'struggling to cope'

From Nine To Noon, 9:23 am on 16 March 2017

Shakti Wellington opened a refuge in 2014 after the murders of two migrant women in the city due to domestic violence - Sarwan Lata Singh and Mei Fan. In 2016 it helped over 350 women, with over 200 referrals coming from the police. Advocates say with a growing migrant population and their safe house at capacity they need more funding. Wendy Vyas is Shakti's national advocacy co-ordinator based in Auckland.