When Women Stand Up Together, Change Happens!

International Women's Day Prayer

The mission of 20 Million Women Strong (#20MWS) is to create a movement around the world for women, children, families, and the Earth, born of the conviction that, when women stand up together, change happens! 

20MWS acts with urgency to establish partnerships; programs and opportunities to train and prepare women, women of color, LGBTQ women, and women with disabilities to gain their fair share of the marketplace with a particular emphasis on advancing women’s access to careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in science, technology; engineering; the arts; and math through innovation in 3D design, modeling and production.


A Call to Prayer for Women and Healing
International Women’s Day – March 8, 2020

The United Religions Initiative (URI), with multifaith Cooperation Circles all over the world, calls upon people to gather in prayer on March 8, International Women’s Day. 

Coronavirus has raised the specter of fear across the planet and caused the United Nations to cancel its 64th global gathering of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). As we recognize the disappointment of so many people involved with CSW, we especially think of the untold stories and accomplishments that will not be shared at the UN this March. Let us take this opportunity to realize how we are all interconnected and that what touches one, touches us all. 

We know that love is stronger than fear! 

We call on people from all regions to co-create a counter-virus of love from deep in our hearts. Your prayers are needed on Sunday, March 8 as we ask for healing for all who are affected by the virus and the fears being generated. 

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we will also pray to uplift women and children everywhere who are suffering from the scourges of hunger, illness, poverty and violence and those many strong women that are working hard to build more fair and peaceful societies.

We know that love is stronger than fear! 

In the spirit of interfaith harmony, please pray for healing and to celebrate women, unity and peace! You are invited to pray individually, in groups and to join this special Global Zoom Call.

Global Zoom Call, March 8 at 2 pm Eastern Time, 11 am Pacific Time (first day of daylight savings in the USA)  


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May Peace Prevail on Earth! Organized by: United Religions Initiative, May Peace Prevail on Earth International, SINE Network, and 20 Million Women Strong: Maria de Crespo (South America), Mussie Hailu (Ethiopia), Deborah Moldow (Mexico), Jon Ramer (USA), Fumi Johns Stewart (USA), Monica Willard (USA) and Audri Scott Williams (USA)

May Peace Prevail on Earth!

#20MWS Global Action Days, the year-long #20MWS campaign, begins September 21, 2019, in alignment with the UN International Day of Peace. Here are the various UN Days of Observance that 20MWS Global Action Days aligns with:

September 21, 2019 – International Day of Peace

October 11, 2019 – International Day of the Girl Child

November 20, 2019 – Universal Children’s Day

November 25, 2019 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December 2, 2019 – International Day for the Elimination of Slavery

December 10, 2019 – Human Rights Day

February 20, 2020 – World Day for Social Justice

March 8, 2020 – International Women’s Day

March 21, 2020 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; International Day of Forests; World Poetry Day

March 22, 2020 – World Water Day

April 22, 2020 – Earth Day

June 21, 2020 – World Yoga Day

August 9, 2020 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

September 21, 2020 – International Day of Peace