New Feminist Solutions: Social Justice Approaches to Ending Domestic Violence

Tiloma Jayasinghe, Sally MacNichol, Angela Moreno

Sakhi event

Between 2011-2012, Sakhi for
 South Asian Women convened two meetings of grassroots organizers 
to address the challenges of 
building a broader anti-violence movement. These events explored
 the intersections between domestic violence and issues like immigration, transphobia, incarceration, and reproductive justice. While communities of color have always been disproportionately affected by such kinds of violence, they have 
also often been marginalized by the mainstream anti-domestic violence movement. This latest installment of the New Feminist Solutions series distills the findings of these gatherings and foregrounds stories from communities of 
color who are responding boldly
 to domestic violence within a 
social justice framework. Drawing
 on narratives from activists 
and organizations working in marginalized communities, the report demonstrates that movements 
can be built on the principles of transformation and justice, rather than law enforcement and criminalization.