CADVA-Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness

CADVA-Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness

“CADVA, INC., CARIBBEAN AMERICAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS, for the Caribbean-American community launched globally February 25, 2012

CADVA’s Goal: Leave a legacy and a roadmap behind for any one person who thinks he or she cannot make a difference.

CADVA’s Vision: “When Victims have no more strength, CADVA will be their strength. When they have been silenced, CADVA will be their voice. When they have been made to feel worthless, CADVA will transform them into priceless gems”

CADVA was founded by a victim who became a survivor and in using negative personal experiences to create positive outcomes wishes to help others become survivors too. Founder, Sukree Boodram, author of Breakout: Surviving Abuse and Alcoholism. This is My Story founded this organization in 2010, registered in April 2011. CADVA is a community based organization. Ms. Boodram is giving up copyrights, trademarks and patents of her current and future products and re-assigning those rights to CADVA which is serving her community in particular, and society in general.

 

Stabroek News

Stabroek News

This newspaper ran the first article on Breakout: Surviving Abuse and Alcoholism. This is My Story. From then on my story of survival has been picked up and carried by various media sources. My thanks goes to a great reporter, Oluatoyin Alleyne who asked the right questions in order to bring awareness to my cause.

Caribbean American Passport

Caribbean American Passport

Caribbean American Passport News Magazine provides the community a place to showcase events and culture in Central Florida.

“I have always been passionate about the people who work hard in the community to promote our culture – the associations, the radio personalities, the people who hold cultural events. This is a platform to support their efforts.”

This news magazine promotes Caribbean Culture and the way we adapt to life here – outside our homelands.

Thanks to Guenet Roberts

Asian Indian Immigrant Experience

Thanks to Nevidita Chandrappa.
Asian Indian Immigrant Experience TV was launched for the immigrants of South Asian origin in the US and other parts of the world. AIIE TV would like to use the most effective visual media to indulge their viewers in thinking about “change”, that will better the community and the society as a whole. They want the new and the old immigrants in this country and elsewhere to share their experience and help each other. Please contact AIIE TV for further details for the show and help them by generously donating to the Organization.

Alternate Pathways

Alternate Pathways

Alternate Pathways Outreach Inc. is an educational corporation, founded by Dian and Richard Ackerman, specializing in Anger Management, Communication and Life Enrichment Skills. They are committed to provide their clients with positive tools that will assist them in achieving a better way of living. Their purpose is to foster well-being through a non-denominational, faith based setting dedicated to supporting the family and creating the opportunity for self discovery.

Tan Bear Films

Tan Bear Films

I would like to recognize Douglas Hayes along with Brendan Barnett for their dedication on Breakout’s documentary work. They took time off from work and their families to do this wonderful and personal project. Their tenacity and passion was felt by all they touched and interviewed. My heartfelt thanks to them both. They embraced my culture and tradition with awe and excitement. My thanks goes to both of them.

Hand Hugs Design

Hand Hugs Design

I would like to thank Jessie Matanky for taking my website to the next level. She was able to share her ideas and experience in her field of expertise and created a work of art on my website. She challenged me and most importantly she challenged and pushed herself beyond my expectations. I thank her for the late night calls and the quick turn around on changes I request, which is usually often. I value her judgment, sense of loyalty and customer service. Thanks Jessie for all the hard work.

Kaieteur News

Kaieteur News

This newspaper covered events relating to Break the Silence, Say no to Violence rallies and events as they tried to bring awareness to this cause as well. My thanks to them for reaching out into our communities.

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, media advocacy, and policy initiatives.

Founded in 1989 by a group of five South Asian women from diverse professional fields such as banking, film, law, and public health, Sakhi, meaning “woman friend,” was created to fill a critical need—in spite of an abundance of religious and cultural centers, professional associations, and ethnic-specific groups within New York’s large South Asian immigrant population, there was no place for women to address the silenced subject of domestic violence.

Caribbean Spotlight

Caribbean Spotlight

“Making a difference and bringing people together is how we see our world. And we are grateful that you are part of it. As you open these pages you will see what Caribbean Spotlight and Stars of Tomorrow are all about and why it is where you will want to be.The Caribbean Spotlight is a New York television program highlighting news, events, culture and other topics.”

I had the opportunity to sit with the beautiful Tanuja Raghoo for an open and candid interview discussing Domestic Violence in our cultural community. Her passion to help others and help serve our community is unprecedented and well respected. I would like to thank her for contributions in bringing awareness. Please contact Caribbean Spotlight for your advertising needs and messages you would like to deliver to our community. See her on Time Warner – ITV Ch. 77 or for more information please contact Tanuja at 718-845-7630 or visit her website for programming schedule.