KIRAN is a multi-cultural, non-religious, community based, South Asian organization. We promote the self-reliance and empowerment of South Asian women & men who are in crisis through outreach, peer support,and referrals in a confidential manner. We spread awareness in the community on household and domestic violence faced by South Asian women & in many cases also by men. We cooperate and collaborate with organizations in the USA and elsewhere with similar objectives. Countries in South Asia include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Though there are differences in language, customs, and religions across these countries, these regions share many basic cultural and historical similarities.