About the documentary.

Many South Asian female students in Canada face tough challenges—high living costs, job struggles, and cultural adjustments. But there’s a darker issue often left unspoken: sexual abuse and harassment by men within their own communities.

From landlords to professors, those expected to protect are preying on these vulnerable young women. In our documentary, we bring light to these harsh realities. Hear directly from survivors, counselors, and advocates pushing for urgent change.

Hear from experts.

In the media.

ਸੁਣੋ (Listen): The Struggles of Female South Asian students

Many South Asian female students in Canada face tough challenges—high living costs, job struggles, and cultural adjustments.

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New documentary explores issues faced by South Asian female international students in Canada

A new documentary highlighting the difficulties many South Asian female international students are facing once they arrive in Canada, some from within their own communities, including sexual exploitation. Documentary filmmaker Inder Nirwan of Kahani Pictures speaks with Jennifer Palma.

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Documenting The Struggles of Female South Asian Students

Inder describes the journey of creating the film and important learnings along the way.

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International Students Deserve Safety. And Better Support

Far from home, women are especially vulnerable. A new documentary calls for action and compassion.

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June 19 premiere event.


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Get Involved.

These organizations are working to support survivors and raise awareness across community and political channels. Visit their websites to learn how to get involved.

Sunoh Charity

We are an International Independent Charity Organization focused on issues such as Sex Trafficking and Mental Health of International Students encouraging Governments and Civil Society to be aware, pay heed and help reduce the spread of these issues that ultimately affect society.


South Asian Legal Clinic

The South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia (SALCBC) is committed to improving access to justice for South Asians in British Columbia.


The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) campaigns to work toward the ultimate goal of eliminating violence in relationships in our community.


Punjabi Community Health Services

Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) is a pioneering community-based, non-profit charitable organization with a 33-year history of serving diverse populations.


One Voice Canada is a non-profit created to support vulnerable migrants, primarily students.


Moving Forward offers free short-term and affordable long-term counselling options to underserved communities across Canada via in-person, telephone, and online platforms.


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