Support U*U Women to Attend the Third Convocation!

By Zsofia Sztranyiczki

The women featured below are some of the women IWC has invited to attend the Convocation; they all have limited financial resources. To enable them to participate, we have launched a CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN ON FAITHIFY.ORG to raise funds for their travel costs.

We are now more than 50% toward our goal of $5,000. But it is critical to get to our goal by November 4th to receive any of the pledged donations.

A generous donor has offered to match all gifts from this point on, to help us achieve our goal. Each pledge from now will be doubled! 

Don’t let this generous matching opportunity slip away.

ACT NOW to multiply the impact of your donation!

Michelle O’Brien, BoliviaMichelle O’Brien, Bolivia

Michelle is an English-Spanish interpreter in La Paz. She worked with IWC for the 2015 Women’s Gathering in Bolivia, and manages its post-Gathering Facebook page, Semillas de Poder (Seeds of Power).  She has grown as a woman from what she experienced at the Bolivia Gathering, and sees participation in the Convocation as an opportunity to learn from projects, exchange points of view, share experiences, and get inspiration to create positive change in her own community.

Erika Léta, HungaryErika Léta, Hungary

A Unitarian minister’s wife from Budapest, Erika would like to participate in order to learn from models and programs related to women’s education, economic opportunities, and achievement of gender equality. She would like to explore ways of increasing love, faith, compassion, and tolerance – in an increasingly intolerant world.



Reema Nanavaty, IndiaReema Nanavaty, India

Reema Nanavaty leads the Self Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) economic and rural development activities. SEWA is a trade union of poor, self-employed women workers in India. Reema’s efforts bring livelihood opportunities for millions of poor women of India. We would be pleased to have her share her experiences with us – a testimony to how the collective strength of women gives millions of SEWA sisters economic independence and empowerment.


Philes Aigah, KenyaPhiles Aigah, Kenya

Philes is the secretary of the Kisii UU Congregation’s social justice services, and in this capacity she has organized social justice seminars and workshops on female genital mutilation and the importance of girls’ education. She also educates the community about safe drinking water through the congregation’s Ceramic Water Filter Production project.



Rosela Piera, PhilippinesRosela Piera, Philippines

Rosela is treasurer of the Dumaguete UU Church, Philippines. She looks forward to hearing from women from many different countries, sharing, and learning – and applying the knowledge she gained in her community. She is especially concerned about violence against women – and is eager to explore how others in the international community are dealing with this issue.


Justyna Borusinska, PolandJustyna Borusinska, Poland

Justyna is striving to re-establish a Unitarian group and a Unitarian-friendly environment in Poland. She would like to meet women from other countries to share experiences and build resources – especially related to women’s health and reproductive justice issues, as Poland’s ultra conservative political arena is threatening to severely curtail women’s rights.


YOUR contribution to this Faithify project will provide travel funds, giving these women the opportunity to network, gathering inspiration and resources for positive change.

Can you help us meet our goal by making a pledge today? 

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to have your generosity matched dollar for dollar!

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