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URI is committed to the equitable participation of women and men in all aspects of our organization. Many Cooperation Circles are devoted to projects for women, which focus on domestic violence prevention and counseling, job and skills training, gender equality, education, preventing female infanticide, and much more. 

Some examples of this work include:

  • in Pakistan, URI members are educating women in poor, rural areas about their rights and giving them the resources they need to leave abusive situations;
  • in India, URI members are teaching families in India the importance of sending girl children to school along with their brothers;
  • in Ethiopia, URI members are working to end the practice of child marriage;
  • in Israel, URI members are creating safe spaces for Christian, Druze, Jewish, and Muslim women to meet and understand each other despite the ongoing violence all around them.
Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

SYNC for Harmony

Multi-Region,
7 members

WIN Foundation (Women’s Interfaith Network) CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
27 members

Social Care Youth Initiative

Africa,
11 members

Reseau Culturel SANGWA

Africa,
60 members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

WIN MENA CC

Middle East and North Africa,
25 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Flowers of Peace Women's CC

Asia,
12 members

Lahore Pakistan CC

Asia,
18 members

Roshini CC

Asia,
8 members

Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya CC

Asia,
10 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Palestinian Women for Peace Society CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Hand in Hand

Asia,
7 members

Trans Defi

Europe,
9 members

Mzuzu CC

Africa,
12 members

Jordanian Association for Orphans & Widows Care CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

The Quiet Voice

Africa,
10 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Mujeres Originarias en la Política Social y Comunitaria CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

Mujeres Kunas Artesanas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

One Belief Trust (OBT)

Asia,
7 members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Fé-minina CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
27 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Vision Young Mothers

Africa,
60 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Abhigyane Foundation

Asia,
11 members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

Ibteda Foundation CC

Asia,
100 members

Solar C3ities

North America,
30 members

Modern Method

Asia,
7 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

Ekta Sangathan CC

Asia,
8 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Women for Peace CC

Africa,
29 members

Seeds of Peace CC

Asia,
45 members

Atman: the Samuhaa

Asia,
12 members

The Reach Foundation CC

Asia,
17 members

United for Palestine

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Kathak Dharohar

Asia,
7 members

Hope in Life Foundation

Multi-Region,
7 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

GAUTENG Khoi and San Council

Africa,
100 members

Hands and Hearts Initiative

Africa,
9 (nine) members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Women Reborn CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Egypt Women Empowerment Boosters (EWEB) CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Escola Ntwananu Matola-RIO CC

Africa,
13 members

Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Hayat-E-Nou (New Life) CC

Asia,
7 members

Kiran CC Islamabad

Asia,
75 members

Seeds for Change

Europe,
7 members

Women's Interfaith Circle of Service CC

North America,
15 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

TRUST WIN CC

Middle East and North Africa,
50 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

P.R.N.M. School, Kunnicode

Asia,
14 members

Comfort CC

Africa,
7 members

Faiths Without Borders

Multi-Region,
10 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

The Pilgrimage Project CC

Multi-Region,
13 members

Beyond SARHAD

Asia,
9 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

North America,
200 members

Campinas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

MADA (Horizon) CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

World Play Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

Banglanet Cooperation Circle

Asia,
20 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Mahila Chetna Kendra CC

Asia,
8 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Center for Religious Tolerance CC

North America,
400 members

Unity for Peace Group CC

Asia,
25 members

Lalitamba

North America,
7 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

Chaitanya Service Society

Asia,
7 members

Women helping Women

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

United For Action

Africa,
7 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Middle East and North Africa,
15 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Iris Women CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Good Hope

Asia,
7 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Maso Amudzi (Community Watch)

Africa,
13 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

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March 20, 2017 5:27 PM

International Women’s Day celebration in Kaduna, Nigeria

These are some photos of the International Women’s Day celebration in Kaduna, Nigeria.

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March 17, 2017 4:12 PM

URI Great Lakes Celebrates Women's Day

The celebrations are part of the key activities under URI’s “project to promote women’s property rights in both Jinja and Mayuge districts in Eastern Uganda,” and is executed by URI together with two Cooperation Circles in that region.

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March 17, 2017 2:54 PM

URI and Peace Center Celebrated International Women’s Day

A very colorful and befitting program was organized to celebrate the International Women’s Day at Peace Center on the 8th of March.

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URI Pakistan

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March 8, 2017 5:44 PM

When women thrive, the world thrives

As we honor and celebrate the women in our lives and the women of this world, we are also painfully aware that the majority of violence in the world directly and indirectly affects women and girls.

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March 8, 2017 1:20 PM

A Reminder on International Women's Day

As we mark International Women’s Day 2017, there remains much work to do on delivering transformative change towards gender equality.

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Kiran Bali

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March 7, 2017 7:05 PM

Celebrating Women Leaders for International Women's Day

In recognition of International Women's Day 2017, URI recognizes two of its outstanding women leaders: Nour Darwish with Makers of Hope Cooperation Circle in Libya, and Farah Hussain Al Badran with Larsa Cooperation Circle in Iraq.

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February 28, 2017 4:25 PM

Announcing: The Ripple Academy

The Ripple Academy will unleash a global cadre of women leaders allied to forge and amplify solutions for peace, justice, and environmental healing in communities around the world.

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February 16, 2017 4:03 PM

Celebrating Life and Interfaith Friendship

Being together was the most beautiful birthday present for me. I dedicate the evening to the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, the message of which came out beautifully in our time together.

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January 30, 2017 9:32 AM

The Weekly Shot: Marching Worldwide for Women’s Rights

Members of the United Religions Initiative joined Women's Marches across the United States, with many members marching in solidarity in countries throughout the world.

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January 24, 2017 1:39 PM

Experiences from the Women's March

Members of the United Religions Initiative, a global grassroots interfaith peacebuilding movement, marched together for women's rights in Washington, D.C. and at sister marches in members in cities across the U.S. See photos and stories of their experiences.

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