Community Update

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!!
Please complete the UNITED SIKHS 2011-2012 Global Sikh Civil Rights Survey so that your voice is heard!!

Highlights: Since 2008, UNITED SIKHS has been compiling information from Sikhs across the world to give a voice to a community across borders on the current practices, future policies and the overall state of human and civil rights of Sikhs in their respective countries.

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
Click here and complete the 2011-2012 Global Sikh Civil Rights Survey.

The overwhelming response from our community last year made the survey and the Global Report a huge success. We are confident that the survey this year will be completed with the same amount of enthusiasm as last year. This will allow us to focus on issues most relevant to the community worldwide.and thus protect Sikh civil and human rights globally,

Please click here to view a copy of the 2010 Global Civil and Human Rights Report.

Please click here to view a copy of the 2009 Global Civil and Human Rights Report.
 
Please click here to view a copy of the 2008 Global Civil and Human Rights Report.

UNITED SIKHS globally has been weighing in on issues of hate crimes, current policies and practices towards minority communities, particularly the Sikh community over the last three years. In 2012, we hope to increase the number of surveys completed, which requires action from you. Please make sure to forward the survey to your contacts. This survey will make a difference! 

The United Nation's Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) recently upheld 76-year-old Ranjit Singh’s fundamental right to practice his religion in France in a case filed by UNITED SIKHS lawyers. The UNHRC said that France had violated Ranjit Singh's right to practice his faith by asking him to remove his turban for his photo ID card. This landmark decision will remind other countries of the significance of the Sikh turban so that they do not pass laws or implement airport screening procedures that require the indiscriminate removal of a Sikh's turban.

We can only advocate for you,  if we are aware of your human and civil rights issues, wherever you live.  UNITED SIKHS urges you to complete the survey and spread the word freely in the community.

We believe we are doing our best to help make a difference globally, do you? If yes, then please become a recurring donor or make your one time tax deductible donation today.

To reach a UNITED SIKHS representative near you, please visit, http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php

Issued by:
Mejindarpal Kaur
Legal Director
International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy
UNITED SIKHS
globalreport@unitedsikhs.org
Our Mission

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.