NAPAWF joins domestic violence agencies in demanding justice for Neha Rastogi

Published: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY
June 13, 2017
Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR
212-255-2575 / amy@caminopr.com

Multi-city rallies planned for Thursday, June 15 will amplify Rastogi’s call for accountability and a fair legal process

NEW YORK — On Thursday, June 15, chapters of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) will organize a series of actions in several cities across the country to amplify domestic violence survivor Neha Rastogi’s demand for justice and accountability.

For more than a decade, Rastogi suffered regular violence at the hands of her abusive husband, Abhishek Gattani. In April, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office offered Gattani a plea agreement that reduces charges against his documented abuse to a “non-violent” crime. Gattani’s sentencing hearing is this Thursday.

“We want to send a strong message to the court that domestic violence is indeed a violent crime,” said NAPAWF National Field Director Ashley Moy-Wooten. “We are here in full support for all of those who face external stigma and internalized shame and will not be still until justice is served.”

Solidarity actions scheduled for Thursday, June 15, include:
New York City
1 p.m. EST
Foley Square
Across the street from Thurgood Marshall Courthouse (40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007)
Contact: bkwan@napawf.org

Chicago
1 p.m. CST
Daley Plaza
50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Contact: amoy-wooten@napawf.org

Palo Alto
12:30 p.m. PST
Santa Clara County Superior Court
Sherman Ave, Palo Alto, California 94306
Contact: papiha@pacbell.net