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Domestic Violence

Family Violence Resource Guide for Gurdwaras

Gurdwaras can commit to taking small steps that are firmer, safer, and more consistent.  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

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Domestic Violence

Sikh Family Center undertakes several efforts to continue building community dialogue about gender-based violence, and appropriate response. SFC is working towards eradicating domestic violence in the Sikh community. See English and Punjabi resources below for violence prevention in the Sikh community. How will you take a stand against domestic violence?

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Victims Must Not Be Lost in Domestic Violence and Policing Debates

Author: Mallika KaurOriginally published: 10/06/2020 Ms. Magazinehttps://msmagazine.com/2020/10/06/domestic-violence-defund-the-police/ When it comes to policing domestic violence, it’s not all or nothing. Policing is not the answer. “Community” is not the answer either.  California Governor Newsom just signed a bill expanding the legal definition of domestic violence to include “coercive control”: series of behaviors that attempt to deprive another

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Learn More & Take Action Against Child Sexual Abuse

Note: This post is about Child Sexual Abuse; but it does not contain any graphic descriptions. A list of resources follows. What is Child Sexual Abuse? Our children grow and learn from the adults around them, especially those that they trust and respect. Adults are responsible for supporting children and

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Focus Groups and Story Telling

Our ongoing community education campaigns seek to demystify and destigmatize all issues: only through healthy conversations can build healthy communities and families. SFC concluded a year-long Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project, in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). Participants of focus groups and storytelling interviews included survivors of gender-based violence,

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