Guiding Principles of PANAH

    • We acknowledge that each woman is an individual and has a right to self-determination
    • We believe that violence and abuse can be physical, sexual, or psychological
    • We believe that the issues of violence and abuse are the responsibility of the entire community including legal, social and political structures
  • We provide services with a non-discriminatory approach – all women are welcome irrespective of caste, creed, status and religion
  • We work with voluntary organizations and their partners through education, research and services for the benefit of abused women and children
  • We provide Legal aid, counseling and shelter to help women empower themselves to start over


Panah seeks to actively support the creation of a society where women in distress, particularly those subjected to abuse and domestic violence, regain their identity and self-respect and develop an understanding to exercise their basic human rights.


Panah seeks to provide a safe and peaceful haven for distressed women. It provides women and their dependent (minor) children crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services so that they can reconnect with society and continue their healing journey after they leave the shelter.