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The latest update from our FAWCO Rep, Frances Durocher. fawco@awcberlin.org

UPCOMING FAWCO EVENTS– open to AWC Berlin members – contact Fran at fawco@awcberlin.org or register on www.fawco.org for more information :

  • MAKE A “YOU” TURN – REGION 4 – THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS. AWC The Hague is delighted to announce that we are hosting the FAWCO Region 4 Meeting from November 4–6, 2022. In alignment with the upcoming Target Project, our theme is “Make a YOU Turn.” What can we do as individuals, FAWCO Club members and communities to make the world a cleaner place? Agenda and more information to follow. Don’t miss this chance to join us and Make a YOU turn – the greener the future, the cleaner the future! Questions? Contact Mary Adams awcthehague.fawco@gmail.com
  • WOMEN WHO GROW TOGETHER RISE TOGETHER – REGION 5 – FRANKFURT, GERMANY – SAVE THE DATE!!. AIWC Frankfurt is excited to welcome Region 5 to their area November 11–13, 2022! Registration and further information will be shared by the end of August. In the meantime, questions about the event can be sent to FAWCORegion5Meeting2022@gmail.com
  • Mark your calendars for FAWCO’s 2023 Biennial Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia from March 23 to 26!  Hosted by the AWA Vienna, we are looking forward to expanding our horizons within Europe.
  • The FAWCO Youth Cultural Volunteers Program is happy to announce that AWC Zürich will be hosting the program in 2023. Dates are during their spring break April 8–15, 2023. Applications will be open from December 1 until January 31. Space is limited, so get your application in early! Click here for information.

*THE FAWCO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING typically occurs every year in March in a different city around the world.  Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 FAWCO Interim meeting was held in two parts. Part I (click here for minutes) was held online on March 4-5, 2022 virtually on HopIn and Part II was held in-person May 19-21, 2022 in Luxembourg (Agenda & Directory). Representatives from 25 FAWCO member clubs attended the meetings from Regions 1,2,3,4,5,6 and FAUSA.   AWC Berlin had a Delegation of five, which included: Frances Durocher, FAWCO Representative, My-Linh Kunst, FAWCO Counselor, FAWCO Youth Program Co-Chair, Angelika McClarren, FAWCO Regional Coordinator, Region 5 (Germany & Austria), Hollis Vaughn, AWC Berlin Public Relations Team. We were also happy to reconnect with AWC Berlin alumn Shweta Gupta (FAWCO Board Secretary). Click here to read FULL REPORT.

*FAWCO CIRCLE OF HONOR. One of the real highlights was to see Shweta Gupta (former AWC Berlin President/FAUSA) present our own AWC Berlin member My-Linh Kunst with the honored FAWCO’s Circle of Honor Award at the Opening Dinner.  Shweta Gupta presented the award in honor of My-Linh’s years of service to FAWCO, its mission, its goals and ideals.

*FAWCO YOUTHThe FAWCO Youth Cultural Volunteers Program (for Children of FAWCO and FAUSA members) successfully took place in Amsterdam on June 25-July 2, 2022, hosted by the AWC Amsterdam. There were 15 students from 11 clubs, FAWCO Regions 1,2,3,4,5,8 attending a week of volunteering and cultural learning. The daughters of two AWC Berlin members Karen Castellon and Bridget Shaughnessy were among the participants. AWC Berlin My-Linh Kunst is a co-chair of the Program.

  • Thank you to AWC Amsterdam for hosting this year’s program with 15 Cultural Volunteers from 11 Clubs who traveled from 11 different countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US). You can read about the impact of this year’s program on the participants in their own words and enjoy their self-produced video.

*UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) FAWCO’s delegation of over 50 members participated in hundreds of virtual events over two intense weeks, and kept in touch on an active WhatsApp group. UN Rep Alexandra Vo (FAUSA) was even able to go into the UN Headquarters building for the first time since March 2020. You can read our CSW Blogs to learn more.

*Inspiring Women –

  • Women & Youth: Inspiring the Future Generations
    New Issue out now! Please share and include in your clubs newsletters. We highlight women who are working with youth to prepare them for the future. These are members guiding and coaching young people in the community, in schools, on global issues projects, in arts and in sports. They are making a difference!

*Did you know you can sign up to receive Inspiring Women directly to your email inbox? If you are interested in receiving this publication, or any FAWCO publications, sign up!

* THE FAWCO TARGET PROGRAM – Closure of Target Project, Health.  “Promoting Well-Being and Healthy Lives for Women and Girls” was announced as the theme for the 2019-2022 FAWCO Target Program Health at the Biennial Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 24, 2019. FAWCO clubs and members together raised $170,000  for S.A.F.E (Safe Alternatives for Female Genital Mutilation Elimination) with AWC Berlin contributing $6086, placing us among the Aquamarine Donors on The FAWCO Foundation Club Donor Wall.

With the successful completion of our Target Program Health in March 2022, FAWCO begins a year of study and education on the Environment and how we can make a difference!  Target Program Environment 2022-2025: Our Natural Environment: Empowering Women and Girls to Ensure a Sustainable Future aims to bring an awareness to Environmental Issues that affect us all.  Do you have an idea for a project – the deadline for the Application Phase 1 is July 31st, 2022.  If you know of a project that you would like the club to nominate for a Target Project, please let Frances know at fawco@awcberlin.org.  The Target Project benefits from 2 years of fundraising starting in 2023 by the FAWCO network. Applications are available for nominating projects.  Clubs and individuals may nominate projects for the Target.  Phase 1 of the Application is due on July 31st, 2022.   See full details on the FAWCO Foundation website.

* Check out how AWC Berlin members support the Sustainable Development Goals.