Every Voice - The Fire Women’s Association Cooperation Circle – Democratic Republic of Congo
People all over the world give voice to URI. The words below, written by a URI journalist with the Great Lakes Region in Africa, give evidence that URI is “walking its talk.”
URI believes that people closest to the problem are often best-equipped to face the challenges and meet the needs to build a better life in their community. This brief narrative about The Fire Women’s Association Cooperation Circle eloquently testifies to the fact that people closest to the problem are often best able to help one another.
The Fire Women’s Association Cooperation Circle was described like this:
"This group of 60 (Protestants, Catholics, Muslims, Pentecostals and Seventh Day Adventists) serves women who have been victims of armed conflict. They provide counseling, refer women to health centers and encourage women who have few economic means to learn about their rights and legal services. They teach tailoring skills to enable women to earn an income.
They may not be armored with skills in trauma healing, rehabilitation or interfaith dialogue and peace building in the ultimate sense; but their hearts have manifested an insurmountable track record of giving hope to formerly wounded souls… giving hope and a vision of a better life to survivors."
May the members of the Fire Women’s Association fulfill their aspirations and live in peace.