Conflicts arise in areas where resources are scarce, and desperate competition pits neighbors against each other. URI Cooperation Circles address the roots of the conflict so everyone has access to increased opportunities, making peace possible.
Examples of our work in this Action Area:
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, URI member groups around the world have launched into action making and distributing sanitary supplies, bringing food and necessary items door-to-door to families in need, providing emotional support, and helping those most affected by the disaster.
- In Nigeria, the Center for Environmental Education and Development helps small farmers retain the rights to their farmland when corporations and mining companies try to take it away.
- Action for Girijan Development, in Bhadrachalam, India, has filed 24 legal cases for compensation on behalf of exploited tribal women, and provides self-help and career skills training.
- In the Africa Great Lakes region, Latter Glory of Religions in Busoga CC members teach families the importance of sending girl children to school along with their brothers, breaking the cycle of poverty for women and allowing them to pursue careers, which enriches the community as a whole.