The participants were Muslim, Druze, Christian, and Jewish women who had lost sons and husbands to religiously-motivated violence. Most had never celebrated the holiday before and were thrilled by the new experience.
URI Southern Africa Regional Coordinator Karen Barenshe spoke about the "Girls Not Brides" campaign, which is currently launching to increase awareness of the harmful effects of child marriages and encourage efforts nationwide to prevent the practice.
URI-Africa is fostering a working partnership among URI, Unity Earth & ROTOTOM to promote cultural exchange, solidarity, unity in diversity, peace, social justice, human dignity, interfaith harmony, and environmental preservation through the power of music.
Read about a deep and moving experience for women - building on relationships that were established by regular meeting for 15 years in spite of tensions, political and security issues, and personal tragedies.