In July 4th, 2012, UFMEP traveled to Egypt to host a highly successful and inspiring sports tournament for Egyptian youth. The event allowed young people from different social backgrounds to interact in a friendly environment.
February 28, 2012 – Reconciliation serves as a vital tool, to encourage the empowerment of rural women and help strengthen their role in society. By incorporating poor communities into existing social and political structures, rural women can reduce their dependency and manipulate opportunities to thrive in their respective societies. Reconciliation will certainly affect the living conditions and well-being of women and girls in these communities for the better. The ambitious goal of eradicating poverty urges us to assume a global perspective as global citizens in pursuit of this end. The speaker for the event introduced her practical experience with respect to existing projects to enlighten attendees on the subject matter.
July 25, 2011 – U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (“UFMEP”) hosted a ‘Youth Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Mutual Understanding’ at the United Nations high-level meeting on youth, which took place on July 25th and 26th as part of the International Youth Year. UFMEP President and prominent peace activist, Mrs. Sally Kader, hosted this discussion, where youth representing the world’s major religions came together for an open, comprehensive, respectful, and educational panel discussion on the role of religious tolerance in contributing to lasting international peace.
UFMEP believes that the youth of the world are an untapped resource for change that can be mobilized to contribute to the establishment of a lasting global peace. Interfaith dialogues that include the next generation of world leaders are crucial in order to achieve peace and harmony between the different religious groups in the world. In reaching closer to this vision of peace, the interfaith dialogue provided a platform for further communication and collaboration between people of various religious and cultural backgrounds.
April 15, 2011 – United Federation for Middle East Peace (“USFMEP”) hosted a significant Model United Nations (“UN”) event for students from the world-renowned Montessori schools in the General Assembly Hall of the UN Headquarters in New York City. Prominent peace activist and UFMEP President, Mrs. Sally (“Salwa”) Kader, hosted the event.
The acclaimed Montessori schools have been lauded around the globe for their unique and exceptional approach to education. USFMEP received outstanding middle and high school students from these schools and educated them on the United Nations system and its procedures, thereby exposing them to a system which they may one day partake in. The successful event was another way to further one of UFMEP’s core objectives to mobilize ordinary members of society, particularly youth, to contribute to the establishment and preservation of lasting world peace.
March 6, 2011 – United Federation for Middle East Peace (“UFMEP”) participated in an interfaith rally consisting of a broad coalition of over 75 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups that rallied support of equitable civil rights for all Americans. This coalition had been formed in response to upcoming congressional hearings led by Peter King (R-LI), which have undermined the civil rights of Muslim and Arab Americans. Mr. King and his chosen expert witness, Zuhdi Jazzer, share a history of repeating incorrect and distorted views of the Muslim and Arab communities of the United States, creating more division and perpetuating stereotypes.
Organizers of this rally believe one can be a loyal Muslim as well as a loyal American without conflict, and a number of our fellow Americans support this view. The rally centered around the slogan “Today, I Am a Muslim, Too” where Muslims and non-Muslims alike joined in solidarity and compassion. Rally-goers stood together against bigotry caused by anxiety, misinformation and ignorance to show Congress a united American community, which seeks to strengthen – not dilute – our bonds of friendship and trust.
December 12, 2010 – Renowned peace activist and President of UFMEP, Mrs. Salwa Kader, spoke to students at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) on the topic of interfaith dialogue. President Kader emphasized that misunderstandings, misconceptions, violence and hatred only fuel more problems between different faiths and cultures. President Kader further urged students to develop dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims and promote peace and understanding. Mrs. Kader’s speech additionally reinforced one of UFMEP’s core objectives to inspire, educate and empower youth and to promote peace-building efforts.
March 1, 2010 – Working mothers in the public sphere are under extreme pressure from society due to their varied roles as mothers, wives and professionals. As a result of varied functions, working mothers endure many forms of violence that drastically impact their mental and reproductive health. In addition, their diminished capacity to be fully functional affects the entire family and frustrates upward mobility. The panelists analyzed and discussed the plight of the working mother in this regard. In order to adequately expose the suffering of the working mother, the panel examined a case study from Morocco. Additionally, observations from the United States were discussed, as were similarities to the treatment of widowed women.