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FAWCO Biennial Conference

March 21 - March 24

AWC Berlin is a proud founding member of our network organization FAWCO (www.fawco.org), a United Nations accredited NGO, with ECOSOC consultative status. Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 62 member clubs in 31 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 10,000. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members; seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment; advocates for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; contributes to the global community through its Teams and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards.

AWC Berlin will attend FAWCO’s Biennial Conference this year in Edinburg, Scotland. All AWC Berlin members are invited to attend.

What happens at the Conference?

  • Representatives from FAWCO member clubs attend to participate in the work of the FAWCO Council and hear updates about FAWCO’s UN/NGO, US Issues, and Global Team activities. Members of the Board of Representatives meet at Biennial Conferences to discuss and adopt resolutions which will direct FAWCO’s focus for the coming 2 years, and elect the Board of Directors. The FAWCO Foundation announces its Education Award and Development Grant recipients each year and holds its annual fundraising event.
  • The Conference offers practical training sessions in organizational development and leadership, which the delegates may use to strengthen their own organizations. The presidents and representatives of FAWCO clubs exchange ideas, share best practices and solutions to common issues, and build their network.
  • FAWCO conferences include speakers, workshops, and cultural opportunities for both delegates and guests. Past speakers have included Jehan Sadat; Harriet Mayer Fulbright; the seventh President of Ireland, Mary Robinson; H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden; and Betty E. King, US Ambassador to the UN in Geneva.

If you would like more information on FAWCO or how to attend the conference, please contact AWC Berlin’s FAWCO Rep Karen Castellon at fawco@awcberlin.org.


March 21
March 24
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Karen Castellon, FAWCO Rep