58.9 F
Park Forest
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Subscribe to eNews Park Forest

Rallies Planned Across Country for Violence Survivor Neha Rastogi on Thursday, June 15

 Neha Rastogi
Source: napawf.org

Multi-city rallies planned for Thursday, June 15 will amplify Rastogi’s call for accountability and justice for all gender-based violence survivors

CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—June 15, 2017.  On Thursday, June 15, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) will organize rallies in Chicago and New York City in coordination with a locally organized rally in Palo Alto to amplify domestic violence survivor Neha Rastogi’s demand for justice and accountability.  The Chicago rally will take place on Thursday, June 15 at 1 p.m. CST at Daley Plaza 50 West Washington Street in Downtown Chicago.

For more than a decade, Rastogi suffered regular violence at the hands of her abusive husband, Abhishek Gattani. In April, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office offered Gattani a plea agreement that reduces charges against his documented abuse to a “non-violent” crime. Gattani’s sentencing hearing is this Thursday at 1:30pm PST.

“We want to send a strong message that women and all gender-based violence survivors matter and must be heard – not only within the courts, but also within their workplaces, faith institutions and local communities,” said NAPAWF National Field Director Ashley Moy-Wooten. “Neha’s own words stand as a chilling testament to the ways in which gender-based violence survivors are too often treated: ‘Honestly…I stand [here] FOOLED, disgraced and ridiculed…’

Approximately 12-15 people at the rally in Daley Plaza will share testimonies and statements in solidarity with Neha Rastogi, and call on our communities to help to end gender-based violence. Afterwards participants will flyer and speak with pedestrians in Daley Plaza about what they can do to help prevent and end gender-based violence in Chicago. Local Participating Organizations: Apna Ghar, KAN-WIN, AFIRE Chicago, and the South Asian Bar Association.

###

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing, and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls.

Source: http://napawf.org

Recent Articles

Stay Connected

3,828FansLike
1,274FollowersFollow
575SubscribersSubscribe

Local Advertisers

DonnerHollen Construction
Prairie State College
Proud member of LION Publishers
Dining on the Green, Downtown Park Forest

ENEWSPF NEWS ALERTS

Trending

Park Forest
drizzle
58.9 ° F
64 °
52.8 °
95 %
0mph
100 %
Thu
83 °
Fri
88 °
Sat
79 °
Sun
79 °
Mon
80 °

About Google Ads

The Google-supplied ads that appear on this website are not reviewed ahead of time and differ for each visitor. If anything offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise unwholesome appears, please notify us so we can take steps to block that specific advertiser. Email the URL or advertiser name to [email protected].