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?
Stand up against domestic violence! Will you stand with us?
Violence Prevention in the Sikh Community: What steps has your gurdwara taken to Take-A-Stand against domestic violence?
Did you know that per our last survey, 25% of Sikh females and 11% of Sikh males (including as children) reported being direct targets of family violence, or domestic violence (DV)? Often, individuals come to their local gurdwara for assistance but are not given the support they need due to lack of violence prevention resources/time/training in the Sikh community. Has your gurdwara read and engaged with our 2021 Family Violence Resource Guide for Gurdwaras? Will you help us spread the word? Contact SFC for copies.
Three easy steps every Gurdwara can take to start supporting domestic violence survivors.
- Share our “Stand Up Against Domestic Violence” flyer on your social media pages, live streams, and other channels.
- Find the contact information for your local domestic violence agency and share with sangat.
- Ask for our Gurdwara Resource Guide on Domestic Violence.