What does advocacy mean to you?

To us, it means: Working with YOU to elevate humanitarian voices and the voices of those we serve.

The Issues

Three Areas to Pay Attention to

Gender Justice

We’re calling for an end to Early and Forced Marriage (EFM) as part of a wider strategy to promote universal human rights …

Poverty & the Food Crisis

Hunger is the world’s No. 1 health risk—it kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined …

Helping Refugees

We want the voices of refugees to be heard, and we advocate for solutions to the root causes that lead to their displacement.

YOUR VOICE, OUR ADVOCACY

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The Stats

Numbers To Know

On Gender Equality

19%

Of 535 members in the U.S. Congress, only 105 are women. That’s only 19%. [various sources]

On Poverty & the Food Crisis

1/6

13 million children in the U.S. face hunger: that’s one out of every six. [source: FeedingAmerica.org]

On Refugees

65.6

As in 65.6 MILLION people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. [source: UNHCR.org]

The Advocates

This Work is Important for Us All

Our advocacy work reaches all levels of government. We lobby local, state and federal legislators who hold power over our most precious resources: food, security, and access. We mobilize our partners and engage citizens. We work through YOU, to carry the voices of those most vulnerable in our communities.

IRUSA at the 2018 National Prayer Breakfast
IRUSA at the 2018 National Prayer Breakfast
Capitol Hill, Washigton D.C 2015
IRUSA staff meet with Rep. Keith Ellison at an IRUSA Ramadan dinner on Capitol Hill.
IRUSA DRT members worked with the American Red Cross to provide aid for those affected by Hurricane Harvey
IRUSA DRT members worked with the American Red Cross to provide aid for those affected by Hurricane Harvey
IRUSA RedCross MOU Signing 2014
IRUSA and the RedCross sign an MOU in 2014.
HIAS: "HIAS Receives Courage Award From Islamic Relief USA For 'Tireless Work Assisting Refugees' ”- IRUSA June2017InTheNews
HIAS Receives Courage Award From Islamic Relief USA For 'Tireless Work Assisting Refugees'
IRUSA co-sponsors World Bank’s first summit on religion.
IRUSA co-sponsors World Bank’s first summit on religion.

Our Values

The Core of our Faith, The Core of our Work

‘Which act in Islam is the best?’ ‘To give food, and to greet everyone, whether you know or you do not.’ The answer Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) gave to an inquirer, as narrated by Bukhari and Muslim

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Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct, which are deserving of the people we serve.

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We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarians to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.

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In responding to poverty and suffering, our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfill our obligations to humanity.

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Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfill the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed toward realizing their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.

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We uphold our duty of custodianship over the Earth, its resources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners. We are transparent and accountable.

IN THE NEWS: FOOD SECURITY

TOPIC: FOOD SECURITY

You and IRUSA

Working Together for a Better World

So, you ready to work together on the next advocacy campaign? Sign up to be an advocate. If you have any questions, connect with us at 1-855-447-1001 or publicaffairs@irusa.org.