Community Update

Help us Fight for the Civil Rights that our Community has been Fighting for Over a Century

Your Donations will Help stop racial discrimination, fight religious bigotry, prosecute hate crimes, defend democratic principles, and promote equality, freedom, and justice for all.

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Your support will help the following International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy programs!!

Protect Our Identity (POI) Campaign- This campaign is an on-going campaign since the time of the inception of the Khalsa in 1699. UNITED SIKHS takes upon itself, the role as a fundamental right to protect our Identity. This is an ongoing international campaign of UNITED SIKHS. It focuses on the need to protect the community's right to express its religious identity. Initiatives under the POI campaign include:

Right to Turban: Today the remit of the Right To Turban campaign covers the Right To Turban issue in any country where Sikhs are denied their right to wear their Turban. If you, or anyone you know, has been denied the right to wear his/her turban, please do not hesitate to contact a UNITED SIKHS office nearest to you.

Airport Security in European Union and United States: After 9/11 the landscape under the name of security has changed in major countries and has also challenged on the Civil and Human Rights of their people. Transport Security Authority (TSA) is seeking to expand the airport experience to every day human life as per the The Los Angeles Times today reports on the TSA's VIPR program. This directly has an impact on our communities.

Anti-Bullying Initiatives: UNITED SIKHS undertook four projects to identify the impact of bullying on Sikh children: 1) Bullying Prevention Survey; 2) Youth Needs Assessment Focus Group; 3) Global Sikh Civil & Human Rights Survey 2010; and 4) Anti-Bullying Truth Commission. The goal of these projects was to illuminate the pervasiveness of bullying in the Sikh community and the importance of addressing bullying as a civil rights issue.

Rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pakistan: UNITED SIKHS Helps 'Taliban' Victims (Sikh Mother and Daughter) Find Asylum in Canada. There are many seeking such assistance and need your help.

Equality in Employment : UNITED SIKHS is working with the EEOC together across the nation to end employment Discrimination Against Sikhs. We receive on an average 15 cases that are related to cases dealing with Equality in Employment. We can't get them justice without your help.

Right to Kakaars: UNITED SIKHS Works Across the Country to Address Civil Rights Violations

Recognition of Sikhs as a Religion and Ethnicity in UK and US Census: UNITED SIKHS has petitioned to disaggregate Sikhs correctly in the 2010 census and future census data products.

Raising Awareness of Sikhs and Sikhism to reduce acts of violence and xenophobia against Sikhs: Sikh Awareness Through Libraries (SATL) aims to improve the availability of information on Sikh culture, historyand religion via multimedia resources - books, DVDs, CDs and microfilms. Under the SATL project, these resources will be made available in public and private libraries, including those in schools, universities and other educational institutions, throughout the world. The objective of the project is to reach out to various demographics through multiple media to provide global access to reliable and complete information on Sikhs.

To learn more about the ICHRA program, please log on to- http://unitedsikhs.org/civil-rights.php or email us at law-usa@unitedsikhs.org

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Issued by:
Mejindarpal Kaur, Director
International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy
law-usa@unitedsikhs.org
1-646-688-3525/ 1-866-243-1690

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.