Building Capacity Through Partnership Initiative
Awareness of and Healing from Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault in the Sikh Community in Calgary
Building Capacity through Partnership is a collaboration project between Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA), Canadian Sikh Network (CSN) and Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS).
The purpose of the Building Capacity through partnership project is to:
- Raise awareness about child sexual abuse and child sexual assault in the Sikh community;
- Build organizational and community capacity against child sexual abuse;
- Educate the Indo-Canadian community about child sexual abuse;
In January 2013 members from CSN approached CCASA to discuss the need to talk about and move forward with awareness raising and prevention strategies surrounding child sexual abuse and sexual assault in the Indo-Canadian community in Calgary.
The concerns arose from the alarming statistics surrounding the large numbers of children, adolescents and adults who have been or were impacted by some form of sexual violence in India. The Indo-Canadian community is aware that sexual violence does not end once families immigrate to Canada and know that there is a need to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and sexual violence in their communities here. Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse, Canadian Sikh Network and Punjabi Community Health Services are working together to break the silence around child sexual abuse and sexual assault in the Indo-Canadian community in Calgary.
If you are from the Indo-Canadian community and are interested in having a presentation to learn more about child sexual abuse and sexual violence, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Sexual Abuse Brochure
Please click on the image below to view the brochure in English or Punjabi
Child Sexual Abuse Poster Campaign
Child Sexual Abuse is a crime that is prevalent in all communities and impacts a significant number of children. In order to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of this issue in the Punjabi community it was decided to create a poster campaign that addresses the need for engagement, speaking up and taking action for preventing it in the first place.
Please click on the images below to view the posters in English or Punjabi
Press Release Photo