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Report Release


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, as well as, community members who regularly work (formally or informally) with survivors of violence. The findings have been circulated by API-GBV nationally; presented to anti-violence organizations across California; and released as a report, in English and Punjabi, returning the knowledge collected back to our community. 

We are genuinely thankful for your participation in our Survivor Centered Advocacy Project. This would not have been possible without you!  Below is the official report released to the community in English and Punjabi. 

In 2016-2017, Sikh Family Center undertook a series of safe and structured listening exercises to learn from our community and help answer the following questions:

What kinds of community-based interventions on family violence are attempted in the Sikh community currently?
How can such interventions be strengthened to the benefit of survivors and their families? 

REPORT: Strengthening Our Roots
Listening and Learning From Survivors and Supporters, 2017

This report, prepared by Sikh Family Center, compiles the qualitative data from 2 focus groups and 3 individual storytelling interviews facilitated by SFC in the Bay Area, California between November 2016 and January 2017. These groups and interviews consisted of survivors of gender-based violence, specifically family violence, as well as community members who regularly work (formally or informally) with survivors of violence.

Download the Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project Report 2017 in Englishand Punjabi

Thank You to Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender Based Violence (API-GBV) for continued solidarity, financial support, and invaluable feedback after the first presentation of the report by our Community Advocate, Harmit Kaur.