Jahajee Sisters is a gender justice organization that activates Indo-Caribbeans in New York to put an end to intimate partner, family, and sexual violence. Our community of support guides women, girls, and gender expansive people to heal and create lasting change.
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.