|Women's Empowerment, Fatherhood and Healthy Families |
|HASC believes firmly in supporting the positive role women and men play in building healthy families and communities. We are working on strengthening the communities on the local level and then empowering them with self-empowerment tools. |
|Understanding the role of men and women in families and communities such as initiatives like ShaktiSeva |
|Empowering women through initiatives to maintain self-sustaining and independent lifestyle |
|Working with organizations to strengthen women and address issues such as through domestic violence organizations to bring more awareness of programs to advance health and education outcomes within the targeted population|
यत्र नार्यस्तु पूजयन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता: I
यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलi: क्रियाः II ५६ II मनु. ३
Where women are honored, there divinity (devatas) rejoice,
but there they are not honored, there all the religious ceremonies become fruitless. Manu III 56
On March 7th, 2013 HASC launched the "Hindus United Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Campaign" as part of its Women's Empowerment Initiative.
The Women’s Empowerment Initiative, a project of HASC, announces the launch of the “Hindus United Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse” awareness campaign. This comes on the heels of our successful collective efforts to re-authorize the inclusionary VAWA bill which was signed by President Obama today. HASC is leading a grassroots level campaign and is working with many places of worship to prominently display the informational posters (such as in the stalls) and increase social justice education. Read more__
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is our nation's most effective tool in addressing and preventing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. With 1 in 4 women experiencing severe physical violence by an intimate partner and nearly 1 in 5 women being raped in her lifetime in the United States alone, the reauthorization of VAWA is needed now more than ever. Today, the Senate passed a strong bipartisan and inclusive VAWA reauthorization bill. It’s now up to the House to pass an equally robust version of VAWA quickly.
January and February 2013 effort to reauthorize VAWA