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Founded April 1992 (1992-04)
Type Domestic violence organization
Slogan Changing the way we live — violence free

Narika is a Berkeley, California organization that confronts domestic violence in South Asian American communities.[2]

Narika was founded in 1991 as the Bay Area Indian Women's Support Group, and later, the South Asian Women's Support Group. Founders launched a crisis helpline, and established the organization in 1992.[3][4]

The group works with a variety of community partners and offers services to women and children in abusive situations, in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Kazakoff, Lois. "Should a rape in New Delhi concern us in California? | Opinion Shop | an blog". Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Narika: About Us". Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Narika: History". Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Jehangir, Alyza (4 May 2007). "Tackling Domestic Violence". India Currents. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Narika: Helpline". Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Narika: Outreach". Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Tsering, Lisa (April 27, 2007). "Narika Marks 15-Year Anniversary" (PDF). India-West. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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