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Manavi offers its deepest condolences to the victims of the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando yesterday. It is horrifying to see so many innocent lives cut short by hateful violence. The Orlando massacre is the deadliest mass shooting in the US till date and is another gruesome reminder that we need stronger gun control laws in the US. It is a traumatizing and emotional time for many of us and we stand in solidarity with the victims, their families and the LGBTQ+ community who have been affected by this hate crime. Gay clubs hold a significant place in LGBTQ history. They are often the only safe gathering place and this horrific act was an attempt to strike directly at the sense of safety of the LGBTQ+ community. However LGBTQ+ people and allies have shown that support and strength by various acts of anti-violence protests, from donating blood, vigils, people coming out all over the world and celebrating the Pride Parade. A lot of work still needs to be done, we still need stronger gun control laws, end homophobia, remove ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, create gender inclusive restrooms and most of all, we need to build a society which respects everyone’s right to life and dignity.

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Needed volunteer who is fluent in Sylheti to assist in community outreach in Paterson, NJ as well as interpretation for advocates


In 2014, the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (“NAVAA”) awarded Manavi a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project grant (“NCVRW CAP”) for 2015. With the help of the NCVRW CAP grant, Manavi has designed a tote bag, pen, and two posters on the rights of victims to raise awareness in the South Asian American community. The posters utilize South Asian themes and cultural sensibilities and list victims’ rights in five South Asian languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, and Gujarati. The posters are available free of cost to all. You could download copies of the posters and print it yourself. If you would like copies mailed to you, please contact us. To download posters, please click: English-Hindi-Bengali; English-Urdu-Gujarati.