Women Empowering Women

ACHA-Himalayan Sisterhood is a women’s organization based in Berkeley, CA with members spread across the United States and growing. ACHA is committed to women’s empowerment, community service, and civic engagement with a mission to create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for women to empower each other. Called to action after an incident of gender-based violence in a Tibetan refugee settlement in India in 2011, a handful of Tibetan women in the Bay Area gathered to organize a women’s support group to raise awareness about a range of social justice and gender issues within the Himalayan communities locally, nationally, and internationally.