Former Regional Coordinator for URI-Asia: India, West Zone
Qutub has been working for interfaith harmony since her university days. "In India, we often experienced violence in the name of religion," she says. "Therefore, I was actively involved in youth and peacebuilding programs. At present, I am involved in women's empowerment and other related issues, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Humanity -- not any community identity -- counts. I believe in tolerance and propagating the gems of values present in all faiths and beliefs, as well as sensitivity toward human needs and sufferings." What Qutub says she finds most compelling about URI is that it represents hope in this war and conflict-prone world. "URI is a world of love, peace and humanity in itself," she says.