| Subang, Malaysia | 17 April 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Know your rights. We have all heard that phrase many times over. But do you know yours?
This is what the newly formed EKTA Club is working on.
A group of lady Sikh lawyers are currently drafting a booklet on ‘Women’s Rights – from the Sikh Women’s Perspective” to shed some light on what their rights are.
“We intend to launch the booklet during this year’s Women’s Day in July,” EKTA Club of KL & Selangor president Kuldip Kaur Gill tells Asia Samachar.
The group of 10 lawyers are part of 45-member strong EKTA Club which was registered in December 2016.
The non-governmental organization (NGO) was set up to empower Sikh women and create awareness of women rights, for which three sub committees have since been set up. They are: life long learning led by Dr Saran Kaur; legal matters led by Kuldip herself, welfare and medical committee headed by Harbans Kaur.
Currently, Ekta is supporting a single mother who has three children.
“We are providing financial aid and supporting the children’s education and tuition fees,” says Kuldip, a practicing lawyer.
The other major factor that Kuldip feels strongly about is mental health as she felt the need to create awareness is so critical given the current challenges in our daily lives.
“We want to push this agenda through our gurdwaras,” she says.
The group meets every month to push ahead with its objectives.
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