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 launched the “Hindus United Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse” awareness campaign on the heels of our successful collective efforts to re-authorize the inclusionary VAWA bill which was signed by President Obama. 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__

Renee Lobo speaks on Violence Against Women for HASC at the UN Plaza

Bhavana Jadonath at the UN

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

Join “Hindu Voices for VAWA: Standing United Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse,” a campaign by Hindu American Seva Communities (HASC) to mobilize American Hindus to urge Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We urge you to sign the petition to support WAVA.