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Women’s March Shakti Persian Lunch Fund Raiser – 11 June 2017

The Women’s March Shakti New Zealand Persian Lunch and Auction raised more than $2,100. 

In solidarity with Shakti Wellington, Women’s March in Wellington organised a Fundraiser Persian Lunch and Auction on 11 June. All proceeds, of $2100 went to Shakti Wellington. The lunch was sold out but many supported Shakti by bidding for some of the items up for auction including paintings, rugs and other artwork.

Many thanks to all who attended and enjoyed the fabulous Persian meal, and thanks everyone who bought items to auction. A big thanks to the guests from Women’s March Aotearoa New Zealand, Jan Logie of the Green Party; and Aida Tavassoli for organising, and for the amazing chefs who provided a delicious Persian meal.

Shakti New Zealand is a national not-for-profit community organisation specialised in the area of women’s development, empowerment and domestic/ family violence intervention, prevention and awareness.

They are a specialist provider of culturally competent support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Over the years, the support group has grown from the confines of one tiny room to a national umbrella organisation with 7 member organisations in Central, West and South Auckland, Central North Island and South Island.

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