What does advocacy mean to you?
To us, it means: Working with YOU to elevate humanitarian voices and the voices of those we serve.
Three Areas to Pay Attention to
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 …
STAY IN THE KNOW
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Numbers To Know
On Gender Equality
Of 535 members in the U.S. Congress, only 112 are women. That’s only 21%. [source: Congressional Research Service]
On Poverty & the Food Crisis
13 million children in the U.S. face hunger: that’s one out of every six. [source: FeedingAmerica.org]
65.6 MILLION people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. [source: UNHCR.org]
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.
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
Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct, which are deserving of the people we serve.
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.
In responding to poverty and suffering, our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfill our obligations to humanity.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.