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The AWCZ is a founding member of FAWCO, an international network of around 12,000 members in 64 clubs spanning 34 countries. This not-for-profit, UN-accredited organization promotes the interests of American citizens living abroad. FAWCO contributes to the global community through development grants, educational awards and support for disaster relief funds. As a member of the AWCZ, you are also a member of FAWCO.

FAWCO is an international federation of independent organization whose mission is to build strong support networks for its American and international membership; to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide; to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights. 

FAWCO serves as a resource and channel of information for its members, promotes the rights of U.S. citizens living overseas and contributes to the global community through philanthropy and global issues task forces.

A not-for-profit New York-based corporation, FAWCO is also a UN-accredited NGO with Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council.

The philanthropic arm of FAWCO - The FAWCO Foundation - is an independent entity, which has donated more than $1,000,000 in educational awards and development grants since its inception in 1967.

FAWCO’s members and volunteers are motivated individuals who care about the world and want to make it a better place. FAWCO’s overarching goal is to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment.

Our current FAWCO Target Project supports Hope for Girls & Women Tanzania. Learn more about it here.


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  • September 28, 2021 22:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, October 18, 20:00

    Author Paula Yoo will discuss "From A Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement," her recent novel. 

    Register here: https://www.aiwcduesseldorf.org/event-4386040

  • September 26, 2021 22:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wednesday, September 29, 18:00 - 19:30 CET

    Would you benefit from better listening skills to improve home and work life?

    * Would you like to listen more deeply, actively and inclusively?  

    * Is there someone with whom you struggle to express yourself? 

    If yes, Nita has come up with a special FAWCO webinar to try and help. 

    Looking forward to listening to you, Nita 

    Register by filling in the FORM herehttps://forms.gle/uQcEdRSgAw1LXdtS9

    The Health Team will then send you information on how to join the Zoom meeting. 

  • September 26, 2021 22:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thursday, October 7 18:30

    Are you an American living in Germany? Do you want to learn more about expat investment strategies to avoid the tax pitfalls? Then this webinar is for you.

    Register here: https://www.aiwcduesseldorf.org/event-4477089

    Zoom link will be sent after registration.

  • September 26, 2021 22:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 18:30 - 20:00 

    Women for Women International presents a timely conversation with former United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, hosted by Women for Women International Global Board of Director Co-Chair, Amjad Atallah, and CEO, Laurie Adams, to discuss the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan and how we can support the women we serve in these uncertain times.

    At Women for Women International, we strive for every woman to find her strength and power amid conflict and upheaval. This conversation will span from how we work in Afghanistan to provide resources in the current climate and what the future holds for the courageous Afghan women in our programs.

    There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and discuss ways to support. Let us mobilize to create a better world for all women. Sign up for this exclusive event!

  • September 26, 2021 22:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 18:00 - 19:30

    Speakers: Bill Short and Barrie Messinger

    Our invited guests, Bill Short and Barrie Messinger of The Short List have been counseling internationally-based students for over 20 years. 

    COVID-19 has redefined US university and college admissions with virtual classrooms, test optional policies and a rise in the number of students deferring their entry and taking spots away from the next year's class. Despite fewer spots available, this past year saw a 50% rise in applications, creating a competitive field at levels never seen. And, yet many students successfully navigated the process to their dream school.

    In this webinar, The Short List will profile students who were able to break through the clutter and gain admissions to their top-choice schools with innovative applications that highlighted their strengths and showcased their talents.

    Please register using this  link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uhxw-1AzSfWGJFsYmuYNpQ

    After registering you will be sent the information to join the meeting

  • September 26, 2021 22:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tuesday, October 12, 18:00 - 19:00 CET

    You are cordially invited to attend the panel discussion and interactive workshop about racism at work and the impact on individuals, clubs and communities.

    Meet the Moderator:

    Laureen Scharps, FAWCO Rep, AIWC Frankfurt Taunus
    Meet the Panel:
    Kanika Holloway, FAWCO 2nd Vice President and Businesswoman
    Almaz Sullivan, Educator and Financial Services
    Bayo Callender, President, AWC Stockholm and Esquire

    Note: This event will take place on Zoom and will be recorded.

    Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Please register using this link:

    Here is a survey you can fill out before the meeting if you'd like.

  • September 26, 2021 21:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Forward with Mindfulness

     Wednesday, October 20, 12:00 - 13:00 CET 

    Whether you are moving forward in a new role, in a new workplace, or in this ever changing landscape we are living, the practice of Mindfulness will support your navigation. 

    Are You:

    · Exhausted from the pandemic?

    · Less focused, efficient and productive at work?

    · Juggling caregiving responsibilities along with your work?

     The Time to Address This is NOW! 

    Why Mindfulness?

    Mindfulness helps one find balance between work and personal life.
    Mindfulness is easy to learn, and its benefits are immediate!
    Mindfulness is not a new technique or trend. It’s a proven practice and way of life.

    A cookie-cutter app cannot effectively show you how to use Mindfulness. Harriet’s interactive programs teach essential skills to reduce stress and increase performance. 

    Please register Here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclcOmqpzIvGNN-4FLjrCUxLsM4DKtqWoiF

     After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

    Learn more about Harriet Stein Big Toe in The Water

  • September 21, 2021 12:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Be sure to check out this edition of FAWCO's Inspiring Women Magazine. https://mailchi.mp/69f42fdec2bd/fawcos-inspiring-women-justice-issue-september-2021?e=204184b29f

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FAWCO 2020-2022 Target Project: S.A.F.E.
(Safe Alternatives for FGM Elimination)

Hope for Girls & Women Tanzania (HGWT) is an organization that advocates to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices affecting women and children in Tanzania including but not limited to intimate partner violence, child marriage and other forms of violence. HGWT works to promote and protect the rights of girls and women by providing education to girls and the community at large, strengthening social cohesion, promoting positive social change and increasing the capacity of women and girls to live free of violence through increased access to protection facilities and skills development. HGWT's mission is to promote human dignity and respect for girls and women by:

  • Campaigning for the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices that affect children and women in their community;
  • Promoting respect, human dignity and equality of all human beings;
  • Empowering communities to break the cycle of poverty and inequality;
  • Supporting survivors of gender-based violence.

Through the fundraising efforts of all FAWCO Clubs like ours, HGWT has been able to:

  • Provide a safe haven for 500 at-risk girls as well as family counseling services to ensure their safe return home, free from the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM).
  • Provide healthcare and psychosocial counseling to 200 women and 300 girl survivors of FGM.
  • Community sensitization through outreach programs and introduction of Alternative Rites of Passage as an alternative to FGM, with a potential reach of 25,000 individuals.
  • Income-generating opportunities for 50 women and 50 girls and access to the National Health Insurance Fund plan.

Thank you for your continued support of our Target Project, for more information and to find out how you can help, contact the FAWCO Rep.

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