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Gurdwara Education about Family Violence

A project of Sikh Family Center
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San Carlos, California, US
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Sikh Family Center was happy to create and launch an overdue resource for our community: Family Violence Resource Guide for GurdwarasThis Guide is available in Punjabi and English.

Why is this important right now? 

We know gurdwaras provide essential inspiration and support. We also know that gurdwaras cannot be expected to do everything. Still, with the danger of family violence ever-present in our sangats, gurdwaras must respond in a deliberate, pre-planned, and consistent manner to support victim-survivors.

This guide provides some information, ideas, and resources within the community to share with your sangat and individuals seeking support (including men, women, children, and elders).

The Guide can be found at: https://sikhfamilycenter.org/gurdwara-guide/

How will your donation help?

In the next three months, we are focusing on disseminating this Guide to guru ghars across the country. Just mailing them is not enough! We will be providing training to guru ghars (as we did this May in NY); dedicating staff and contractor time to individually connect with and engage gurdwara sevadaars and committees.

We look forward to your support: to print & mail hard copies; to train; to follow up (e.g. the NY training we did lead to multiple calls to our non-emergency Helpline).

Please note: we welcome your non-financial dasvandh as well.

Help share the Guide with a gurdwara with which you are connected.

Email us: contact@sikhfamilycenter.org 

  • 08/13/2021

    Distributing & Engaging with Gurdware

    Watch Now: Kaur engages gurdware about SFC Family Violence Resource Guide!

    Want to know what it’s like for a Kaur to talk to gurdwara committees/Bhai Sahibs about our Family Violence Resource Guide? Tandeep Kaur, Sikh Family Center's Gender Justice Intern, has actively been involved in distributing and engaging with over 15 gurdware in just her home state!

    She is calling on you for help! Get this guide out to your local gurdware and be a part of the change you want to see. Gurdwaras across the country can take easy, simple steps to address the issue of family violence in our community today.

    This Guide is available in Punjabi and English at sikhfamilycenter.org/gurdwara-guide. Want to help us get it into the hands of your local gurdwara committee? Email us at contact@sikhfamilycenter.org to get started!

Name Donation Date
Manpreet Singh $200.00 September 2021
Anonymous $1,000.00 August 2021
Asa Kapa $10.00 July 2021
Yashpal Bains $100.00 July 2021
Anonymous $302.87 July 2021
Administrator Dasvandh Network $1,000.00 June 2021
Anonymous $50.00 June 2021