Niwan is the North Indian Women Alliance Network established in 2017 by Kulvir Sekhon after she met Jyoti Kaur. Jyoti, a single mother, immigrated to the United States in 2016. When Kulvir met Jyoti in 2017, Jyoti was single, pregnant, and homeless. Kulvir, alongside Navdeep Nagra, gave Jyoti safe shelter and ultimately united her with her parents in India. After meeting Jyoti, the women of Niwan agreed to build a shelter for women like Jyoti who have encountered great adversity and truly need support.