About Us

About Us


A world free from violence against women and children.


To transform lives of women and children via education, training, advocacy and establish communities free from gender based violence.

HOPE IN LIFE FOUNDATION is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Irvine,  Orange County, United States. It’s sister organization, SHURU KOLKATA, https://shurukolkatadotorg.wordpress.com was established in India shortly after and is aligned with the mission and vision of the parent organization.

Hope in Life Foundation is a Council of Organization (COO) of United Nations Association, USA, Orange County Chapter http://www.una-oc.org/. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation and its local chapter nominated Hope in Life Foundation to lead the Cities for CEDAW Task Force. CEDAW is the Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1980. Unfortunately, the United States, one of the most industrialized nations in the world is yet to embrace it along with Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Tonga and some others. Thirty four years later, in March 2014, Cities for CEDAW Program was launched to implement a CEDAW ordinance in 100 or more cities at the municipal level. In cities where CEDAW ordinance has been passed, it has lowered crimes against children and women. Chances are it may reduce human trafficking and domestic abuse. It also has the potential to decrease income disparity between men and women and increase disposable income for households. Join Orange County, CA residents to bring  CEDAW to your City. E-mail speakcedaw@gmail.com or hopeinlifefoundation@gmail.com for more information. Learn more at http://citiesforcedaw.org/

Hope in Life Foundation is a Cooperation Circle (CC) of United Religions Initiative http://www.uri.org/, a global grassroots interfaith network. As a URI CC, the organization works both locally and globally to cultivate peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together harmoniously. For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCja_6EAQcGjyEwz-9Dof4xw.

The organization is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specially #5 – Gender Equality, #8 – Decent work and economic growth, #10 – Reduced inequalities. Read more about the SDGs at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?page=view&nr=1021&type=230&menu=2059.

Reach us locally at 949-284-6730 or via e-mail: hopeinlifefoundation@gmail.com; info@hopeinlifefoundation.org

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