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


HASC Key Actions
- On April 7, 2014 HASC joined faith communities to sign the Paychek Fairness faith letter sent to Senator Mikulski.

Dear Senator Mikulski:

 

On behalf of the undersigned religious and religiously affiliated organizations representing the millions of

Americans of faith committed to preventing gender-based discrimination in the workplace, we urge you to support the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84).

 

The Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in order to provide equivalent safeguards for women as for other victims of workplace pay discrimination.  More details...




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On March 7th, 2013 HASC launched the "Hindus United Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Campaign" as part of its Women's Empowerment Initiative. More details....

The launch of the “Hindus United Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse” awareness campaign 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 educationMore details....