We urge the Commission to recognise that faith can drive positive transformation for recognition of the dignity of all persons in our communities and acknowledge the role played by numerous FBOs in terms of protection, inclusion, advocacy and empowerment of rural women and girls. As FBOs, we have a long record of engagement with UN mechanisms such as the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and have contributed since its inception to strengthen the CSW agenda in our areas of influence, interacting with multiple stakeholders and ensuring that the protection of women’s rights is put at the centre of our actions.
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Amidst the region’s worst drought in 35 years, heavily impacting millions of people, especially children, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) — the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church — moved to help. It joined forces with Rise Against Hunger (RAH) and Islamic Relief USA, US-based non-government agencies, to help tackle the hunger crisis in 185 schools across Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland.
More than 50,000 students across Southern Africa are receiving meals after worst drought in 35 years.
'A Night for Palestine’ A couple hundred people spent the evening being entertained, learning about the work done by Islamic Relief USA from Mendocino to Myanmar, and raising money to help provide schools, food and clean water to Palestinians in need.
On behalf of Islamic Relief USA, and the greater Muslim community, I wanted to thank Mayor Harry LaRosiliere for the brave position he took by calling for the resignation of Councilman Tom Harrison after the council member shared a controversial Facebook post that was considered to be anti-Islamic.
Islamic Relief USA has budgeted up to $50,000 to help families of victims with $200 cash cards. The amount for each family will vary, according to the organization's Minhaj Hassan, who said that similar programs were put in place following the Las Vegas mass shooting and the California wildfires.
Islamic Relief USA is contributing more than $75,000 to provide financial assistance to residents whose homes were destroyed or classified as uninhabitable by the American Red Cross. Much of the assistance will assist residents living in Yuba County, which has one of the highest poverty rates among the
the 1st anniversary of President Trump signing the “ Muslim Ban ” Last year, thousands poured into the streets in protest, shutting down highways & airports
Islamic Relief USA, which began in 1993, dispatched members of its disaster response team to Yuba, Sonoma and Napa counties in early October and kept a presence in the state as wildfires and mudslides impacted Southern California soon after.
The following is an excerpt from an article posted in thePalestine News Network in Jan 2018:
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