International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA)
ICHRA helps advance the economic, social and spiritual empowerment of minorities and other marginalised groups and individuals in need, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social status, age or ability. We achieve this by protecting and enforcing the civil and human rights of minorities and marginalised groups in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The Sikh Aid team provides non-partisan global humanitarian disaster relief services, which not only provide immediate aid but also rehabilitation help to the needy. The team also runs projects to help eradicate poverty and works towards creating a healthier and happier world. The Sikh Aid Directorate has expanded to include blood and health drives.
GHANAIA (Giving Humanitarian Aid Necessities and Assistance Impartially to All) was set up in 2003 and has provided relief to survivors of Asian Tsunami, American Katrina and Rita Hurricane Relief, South Asian Earthquake in India and Pakistan, and the Indonesian Earthquake.
Empowerment and Education
UNITED SIKHS believes in empowering individuals and groups to help them attain their full potential and become active participants in society. Empowerment occurs largely through education, training and community development projects. UNITED SIKHS aims to encourage people to participate in the decision-making processes in their local community as well as taking their place in the international arena.
Community and Multifaith Awareness
The grounding principle of UNITED SIKHS' Multifaith work is "if you don't see God in all, you don't see God at all". The organisation is committed to working with other faiths and traditions, to advance a just and peaceful world. UNITED SIKHS is an active participant in international dialogue on multifaith issues, and specifically strives to improve the understanding and treatment of minority religions, traditions and beliefs.
By the very nature of its inception, UNITED SIKHS is also able to provide expert insight into the Sikh religion. We therefore use our expertise to raise awareness of Sikhism through seminars, lectures and innovative methods. Essentially the aim is to help employers, law enforcement officers, public officials and anybody else understand the religion and break down barriers faced by Sikhs, by showing that they can fully participate in all avenues of daily life.
Heritage and Culture