Hindu women organisation launch survey to understand pressing issues

Rupanjana Dutta Monday 24th November 2014 12:48 EST

An organisation for women has launched a survey this week called 'Hindu Women in the UK 2014: Opportunities and Challenges', to understand the most pressing issues that are at the forefront of the minds of Hindu Women in the UK. Conducted by the Hindu Women Convention, it strongly believes that the purpose of this survey is to listen to all the Hindu women in Britain, and understand their needs.

Chairman Heena Solanki, speaking to Asian Voice said, “As the Chair of HWC this survey will help us direct out efforts and delivering topics of discussion, events and activities aligned to Hindu women needs.

"We want to know and listen to their needs. We do webinars where we attract women who find it hard to get to an event. So to ensure these webinars are engaging, and women get the most benefit, we need to listen to them first.”

Hindu Women Convention (HWC), an organisation aimed at the needs of the Hindu women in Britain, was launched in April 2013. The organisation committee includes five other women viz. Smita Shah, Dipvanadana Shah, Shivani Pala, Bansri Lakhani and Zina Parmar.

Ambitious, looking to build a perfect and strong platform for Hindu women, Heena added, “We are aiming to make HWC a platform for Hindu Women- that is accessible to women anywhere in the world. We have subject and teams trained specialised for various issues that is affecting the community at the moment ie. grooming, rape, conversion, forced marriages, domestic violence and many more. We also have specialist advisors available for careers, mothers, marriages and many more. These are issues/topics that all samajs (societies) and communities face/are concerned about. We need to collaborate and work together.”

To know more about this organisation visit www.hinduwomen.org.uk

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