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African Regional Report May 2013.pdf

Following the inauguration of the Women's Initiative, Despina Namwembe visited groups on the ground to gain an appreciation for their work, to seek out further information, and to assign volunteer leaders at the country level for the Women's Initiative in Africa. This report details her visit to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Gongo and Burundi. 

Women's Initiative Report 2012

This report is a summary of 19 interviews conducted with members of CCs from 11 different countries from June to August, 2012. The purpose of the interviews was to ascertain the value of a program focused on women’s activities in URI.   

Interview of Ms. Sunita Singh July 2013.pdf

Biswadeb Chakraborty, the URI Regional Coordinator for India interviews Ms. Sunita Singh, an activist fighting for women's rights in the state of Jharkhand, and a member of the  Ranchi Peace Circle, a Cooperation Circle of URI. 

Interviews conducted with women in African CCs in 2012.pdf

A transcript of interviews conducted in July/August 2012 with 3 Cooperation Circles (CCs) in the African region. The questions pertained to current work being carried out in local communities in the field of gender equity, partnerships with other organizations, connections to like-minded Cooperation Circles, women’s participation in URI, and the potential for a women’s program. 

Interviews conducted with women in Asian CCs in 2012.pdf

A transcript of interviews conducted in July/August 2012 with 7 Cooperation Circles (CCs) in the Asian region. The questions pertained to existing work being carried out in local communities in the area of gender equity, partnerships with other organizations, connections to like-minded Cooperation Circles, women’s participation in URI, and the potential for a women’s program. 

Interviews conducted with women in European CCs in 2012.pdf

A transcript of interviews conducted in July/August 2012 with 2 Cooperation Circles (CCs) in the European region. The questions pertained to existing work being carried out in local communities in the area of gender equity, partnerships with other organizations, connections to like-minded Cooperation Circles, women’s participation in URI, and the potential for a women’s program. 

Interviews conducted with women in Latin American CCs in 2012.pdf

The attached document is a transcript of interviews conducted in July/August 2012 with 2 Cooperation Circles (CCs) in the Latin American region. The questions pertained to existing work being carried out in local communities in the area of gender equity, partnerships with other organizations, connections to like-minded Cooperation Circles, women’s participation in URI, and the potential for a women’s program. 

Interviews conducted with women in MENA CCs in 2012.pdf

A transcript of interviews conducted in July/August 2012 with 2 Cooperation Circles (CCs) in the MENA region. The questions pertained to existing work being carried out in local communities in the area of gender equity, partnerships with other organizations, connections to like-minded Cooperation Circles, women’s participation in URI, and the potential for a women’s program. 

Interviews conducted with women in North American CCs in 2012.pdf

A transcript of interviews conducted in July/August 2012 with 3 Cooperation Circles (CCs) in the North American region. The questions pertained to existing work being carried out in local communities in the area of gender equity, partnerships with other organizations, connections to like-minded Cooperation Circles, women’s participation in URI, and the potential for a women’s program. 

Interview with Sister Sabina Rifat June 2013.pdf

Interview with Qutub Kidwai February 2013.pdf

In this interview Rob Rogers asks Qutub questions about the necessity of having initiative dedicated to women in India, and what it will mean to Cooperation Circles.