HASC believes firmly in supporting the positive and equitable roles of women and men in building healthy families and communities. Accordingly, it is working on strengthening the communities on the local level in empowering them with self-empowerment tools through its initiatives like Shakti Seva to maintain self-sustaining and independent lifestyle.
HASC also networks with other organizations to strengthen women and address issues such as domestic violence to bring more awareness of programs to advance gender equity, health and education outcomes within the targeted population.
According to HASC, the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of US is 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 one in every five women being raped in her lifetime in the United States alone, the reauthorization of VAWA is needed now more than ever,” stated HASC.
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