As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Islamic Relief continues our vital work to secure ‘balance for better’.

Standing up for gender justice throughout the year in our advocacy and programming, we are speaking out, raising awareness and training communities and faith-leaders to spread the word.

We are knocking down the barriers which stop women and girls from taking part in all aspects of life.

Here are just some of the ways in which we’re bringing about ‘balance for better’:

We’re also developing the world’s first Islamic Declaration, presenting Islamic faith principles of justice and balance to challenge harmful cultural practices and social conditions.

Next week, Islamic Relief events at the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) will focus on the role of faith, faith based actors, communities and mobilization in empowering disabled women and girls and supporting them in exercising their rights.

Join the conversation and add your voice to calls for gender justice this Women’s Day on social media using #IWD2019 and #balanceforbetter.