- 1 year ago
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.