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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

Palestinian Women for Peace Society CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Ex Conselheiras e Conselheiros da URI Global Regiao ALC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

Kiran CC Islamabad

Asia,
75 members

Janseva Pratishthan, Vita

Asia,
11 members

Paz Mozambique

Africa,
7 members

Lalitamba

North America,
7 members

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre

Asia,
20 members

Seeds of Peace CC

Asia,
45 members

Banglanet Cooperation Circle

Asia,
20 members

Fire Women Association

Africa,
60 members

Msu-Iit Youth Chain Of Peace - MYCoP

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

The Pilgrimage Project CC

Multi-Region,
13 members

Women's Interfaith Circle of Service CC

North America,
15 members

WIN Foundation (Women’s Interfaith Network) CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
27 members

Paras Welfare Foundation

Asia,
7 members

Hayat-E-Nou (New Life) CC

Asia,
7 members

BETHAK-Pakistan

Asia,
26 members

Religion Pour La Paix - Benin

Africa,
10 members

Campinas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

Abhigyane Foundation

Asia,
11 members

Hands and Hearts Initiative

Africa,
9 (nine) members

Golden Women Vision in Uganda

Africa,
84 members

Maso Amudzi (Community Watch)

Africa,
13 members

Samagra Vikash

Asia,
9 members

Abbey of Hope

North America,
180 members

Women Transcending Boundaries

North America,
70 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya CC

Asia,
10 members

Kathak Dharohar

Asia,
7 members

Mzuzu CC

Africa,
12 members

Flowers of Peace Women's CC

Asia,
12 members

MADA (Horizon) CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Sarwadharm Vichar Manch

Asia,
7 members

Ekta Sangathan CC

Asia,
8 members

Vision Young Mothers

Africa,
60 members

Mahila Chetna Kendra CC

Asia,
8 members

Comfort CC

Africa,
7 members

Youth Center for Development

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
20 (twenty) members

EKta Samaj Foundation

Asia,
7 members

WIN MENA CC

Middle East and North Africa,
25 members

Global Peace Tourism

Asia,
500 members

Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Face to Face / Faith to Faith

Africa,
90 members

Sadbhawana Foundation

Asia,
100 members

Joy Foundation

Asia,
45 members

Ibteda Foundation CC

Asia,
100 members

Sohag Community Development (SCDA) CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

United For Action

Africa,
7 members

Unity for Peace Group CC

Asia,
25 members

Mujeres Kunas Artesanas CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
7 members

Women helping Women

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Escola Ntwananu Matola-RIO CC

Africa,
13 members

Nasolo Cooperation Circle

Africa,
184 members

GAUTENG Khoi and San Council

Africa,
100 members

Modern Method

Asia,
7 members

Youth for the Future

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Prafull Oorja

Multi-Region,
18 members

Red Nacional De Educadores Agrarios Del Paraguay

Latin America and the Caribbean,
700 members

Stronger Together Across Traditions

North America,
12 members

The Oracle Institute

North America,
17 members

Mujeres Originarias en la Política Social y Comunitaria CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
9 members

Upasana CC

Asia,
12 members

Impart Liberia

Africa,
25 members

Roshini CC

Asia,
8 members

Youth Today Foundation CC

Africa,
7 members

Bright Future CC

Asia,
10 members

Jordanian Association for Orphans & Widows Care CC

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

La Villa de Arcilla

Multi-Region,
9 members

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance CC

North America,
65 members

Beyond SARHAD

Asia,
9 members

Moreland Together

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
24 members

Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Asia Culture House

Asia,
100 members

Chaitanya Service Society

Asia,
7 members

Egypt Women Empowerment Boosters (EWEB) CC

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Youth for New World

Middle East and North Africa,
9 members

Iris Women CC

Middle East and North Africa,
8 members

Misericorde Association

Africa,
50 members

Giving Without Borders

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Pamoja Cooperation Circle

Africa,
17 members

One Belief Trust (OBT)

Asia,
7 members

Gilvah

Africa,
7 members

Faiths Without Borders

Multi-Region,
10 members

Sanabel Tounsia

Middle East and North Africa,
1000 members

Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

North America,
200 members

Manila Muslim Christian Community Peacemakers, Inc.

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
200 members

URI-Burundi

Africa,
12 members

Multifaith Advisory and Action Group - MAAG

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
46 members

Hope in Life Foundation

Multi-Region,
7 members

P.R.N.M. School, Kunnicode

Asia,
14 members

Council of Arakhna (elders) and Wise in Egypt

Middle East and North Africa,
3000 members

Global Youth Movement – GYM

Multi-Region,
150 members

World P.L.A.Y. Movement

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
7 members

Trans Defi

Europe,
9 members

Good Hope

Asia,
7 members

Atman: the Samuhaa

Asia,
12 members

Alliance For Development (AFODE)

Africa,
250 members

Center for Religious Tolerance CC

North America,
400 members

Roots CC

Asia,
7 members

URI Youth Aotearoa

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Seeds for Change

Europe,
7 members

TOL’ART

Middle East and North Africa,
7 members

Myittar Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
400 members

Drishti Foundation Trust

Asia,
7 members

Aflaiai (Eterno)

Latin America and the Caribbean,
8 members

World Kindness Liberia

Africa,
12 members

Sadbhawana Samiti

Asia,
9 members

TRUST WIN CC

Middle East and North Africa,
50 members

Council of Religions- Mauritius

Africa,
18 members

YouthLEAD Africa

Africa,
8 members

The Reach Foundation CC

Asia,
17 members

Fé-minina CC

Latin America and the Caribbean,
27 members

Advocates For Grassroots Inter-Religious Cooperation

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
10 members

Salima CC

Africa,
11 members

Amalumbo Community Trust

Africa,
10 members

Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
15 members

Lahore Pakistan CC

Asia,
18 members

Gujrat CC

Asia,
7 members

Wisdom Circle Ministries

Multi-Region,
150 members

Connecting the Dots

Africa,
7 members

Solar C3ities

North America,
30 members

Hand in Hand

Asia,
7 members

Women Reborn CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Reseau Culturel SANGWA

Africa,
60 members

Save Our Souls CC

Middle East and North Africa,
10 members

Asian Resource Foundation CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
1000 members

Women for Peace CC

Africa,
29 members

Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos

Latin America and the Caribbean,
20 members

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