Human Rights

All people deserve basic human rights. URI works to ensure no one is left out.
Kathak Dharohar CC with disabled children on World Handicap Day

By encouraging members of all religions and faith traditions to work together to achieve fundamental human rights, Cooperation Circles lay the groundwork for connection on a personal and a universal level.

Examples of our work in this Action Area:

• URI members in Jordan attended an intensive training on the international legal and policy framework of children's rights, to better protect children living in conflict zones.

• URI Bulgaria marked International Roma Day with social justice and Holocaust awareness training, helping an interfaith crowd understand more about a history of human rights abuses, while helping Roma youth feel more connected to their traditions.

Karickam International Public School CC, in Kottarakkara, India, educates all children regardless of their caste, creating a culture of equal opportunity.

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Celebration of International Women Day 2011 by PCSW&HR

International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on the 8th of March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights (PCSW&HR) committed for the protection of women rights through its platform since last two decades. As usual this year on 8th March 2011 PCSW&HR also celebrated the International Women Day.

'Today, I am a Muslim too!' rally in support of Interfaith Solidarity held Sunday 3/6/2011 Times Square, New York City

The Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Islamic Society of North America today welcomed a speech by Denis McDonough, President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser, on Sunday, March 6th.

Ahead of Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) controversial hearing on “radicalization within the Muslim American community,” McDonough’s recognition of Muslim Americans as part of the “American family” and focus on the importance of community partnerships are an important message for all Americans.

The speech, a first-of-its-kind by the Obama administration in a mosque, outlined the important roles all Americans of faith are playing in contributing to a vibrant pluralistic society and in keeping our nation safe. 

Report of Extraordinary Urgent Meeting of Executive Committee of Pakistan Council for Human Rights to Condemn the Murder of Shahbaz Bhatti Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Govt. of Pakistan and Chairman Minority Alliance

An extraordinary and urgent Meeting of Executive Committee of Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights held under the chair of Muhammad Ijaz Noori Chairman. In the meeting great concerns were shown over the murder of Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Govt. of Pakistan and Chairman of Minority Alliance in Pakistan. While addressing the meeting Mr. Ijaz Noori said that murder of federal minister is purely security laps. He attributed the efforts of Shahbaz Bhatti for the promotion of Inter religious dialogues, harmony and human rights.