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November 9, 2016

Dasvandh Week: Double your Donation to Ensaaf

(Pleasanton, CA)

Donate to Ensaaf

From November 12 to November 20, you can double your donation to Ensaaf through the Dasvandh Network. The Dasvandh Network (DVN) is a platform where donors and organizations can participate in the spirit of Dasvandh, the Sikh practice of contributing one-tenth of a person’s earnings to the common good of the community. DVN will match up to $500 from an individual donor, and up to $5,000 total per organization. Increase your impact and mark your calendars to donate on November 12!

This year, Ensaaf is raising funds for its Oral History and Video Testimonial Project. As part of its goal to build a Virtual Site of Conscience (VSC), Ensaaf is creating a searchable, tagged video archive of 200 oral histories. The VSC will include an immersive sensory experience, data visualizations, documentary films and oral histories, a portrait gallery, an advocacy interface, a human rights archive, and a resource center.

You Can Help Fund Specific Projects

You can help fund video testimonies on disappearances, unlawful killings, or the torture of family members of victims. For example, with your support we can prioritize the completion of Charnjit Kaur’s video testimonial. Indian security officials abducted Charnjit Kaur from her home at 4:30 in the morning, covering her face with her own scarf. They tortured her for five days in illegal detention, stretching her legs apart more than 180 degrees, and waterboarding her. They were looking for her son, Jagjit Singh. Later, Punjab Police officials “disappeared” her son. He was 16 years old.

Learn more about Ensaaf, by reading up on recent projects:

Thank you for your support!