Jahajee Sisters is a movement-building organization, led by Indo-Caribbean women, committed to ending gender-based violence and advocating for reproductive justice and LGBT rights. We foster solidarity and empowerment through dialogue, arts, leadership development and grassroots organizing.
During the period of Indian Indentureship (1838-1917), Jahajee Bhai and Jahajee Bahen (Ship Brother and Ship Sister) were terms used by our ancestors to unify and support each other in the midst of the arduous voyage by sea from South Asia to the Caribbean. Despite adversity, they were able to forge bonds, survive and thrive. In this spirit, Jahajee Sisters seeks to build community and power to address critical issues challenging Indo-Caribbean women.