Summary and History


Summary & History

In 2009, Religions for Peace launched the Restoring Dignity Initiative to introduce

the issues of violence against women as a fundamental challenge of peace making.


The world’s major faith traditions – each in its own way – uphold the inviolable dignity

If the human being as rooted in the Sacred. Yet, the inalienable dignity

of women and girls continues to be violated today in our communities causing grave

and unconscionable physical, psychological and spiritual suffering to women and girls.


While respecting religious differences, the Restoring Dignity Initiative is aligning

faith communities around their shared concerns to end violence against women.

he initiative draws on the commitment and resources of faith congregations, institutions,

and communities of believers of diverse faith traditionsBaha’i, Buddhist, Christian,

Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Shinto, Taoist, Zoroastrian, and

Indigenousto bring an end to violence against women.


Goals & Objective

The goal of the initiative is to engage faith based organizations, religious leaders,

communities and individuals of faith for common action to end violence against women through:

Awareness: Increasing awareness on violence against women and girls and the need to address it.

Education: Deepening understanding on the different forms of violence against

women & share knowledge on the religious & spiritual teachings & principles to end it.

Advocacy: Joining voices with survivors, to advocate for  prevention,

legal accountability  and protection for women and girls.

Learn more about Restoring Dignity Global Initiative