CTV News - WSO calling for India to take stronger action to prevent violence against women

WSO's Balpreet Singh talks about combatting sexual violence in India on CTV News

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WSO in 2012: Year in Review

2012 marked WSO’s 28th year in the service of the Sikh community. Below is a brief review of our activities and achievements in 2012 in the three main areas of WSO’s operation: legal advocacy, outreach & education, and media response:

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Surviving a Fake Encounter: The Story of Surinder Singh Fauji

Yesterday on International Human Rights Day, we focused on the practice of "fake encounters" in India.

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International Human Rights Day: Stop False Encounters in India

Last week, India’ National Human Rights Commission informed the Supreme Court of India that it has confirmed 191 ‘false encounters’ in the past five years.  This was based on a total of 1,671 complaints of false encounters to the NHRC during the same period. 

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Asking the Hard Questions on Gender Based Violence

Today's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women  and the 'days of action' following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women are an opportunity for South Asians in Canada to reflect on violence against women.  Over the years there have been several tragic cases of violence against women in the South Asian community that have been well documented by media.  Responses within the community to these tragedies were swift. 

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Compassion (Daya) as a tool to end gender based violence

Today, as we move to day 5 of the 16 days of activism to end gender based violence, World Sikh Organization of Canada would like to share a tool that we think may help us all do just that.  It's called the Charter for Compassion.

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Khalra Centre holds consultation on Human Rights and Law at Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab (November 26, 2012): Human rights bodies namely Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), Khalra Mission Organization (KMO), Punjab Human Rights Organization (PHRO) and the World Sikh Organization (WSO) organized “One day consultation on Human Rights and Law” at Om International, Putlighar at Amritsar (Punjab) on November 25, 2012.

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Ending Violence Against Women

By Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning (Executive Director, WSO)

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  In many parts of the world, it kicks off sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence.  The year may be 2012 but this centuries old problem is still a prevalent issue across the world.

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Celebrating Guru Nanak's Message of Equality

The World Sikh Organization of Canada extends its warmest greetings on the Gurpurab (birth anniversary) of Sri Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith.

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WSO Takes Part in Vaughan Festival of Light

On Thursday November 13th, WSO joined several other faith and cultural communities in Vaughan for the Festival of Light.

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