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*Join us for a virtual Reading of the Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, Human Rights Day  — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We invite 30 members and their children to get-together via Zoom and read aloud the declarations. SIGN UP for your section/sections here! Translations into common languages can be found here Languages. Additional languages can be found at the UNHR Translation page.

*Education Awards and Development Grants. Applications for the FAWCO Foundation’s 2021 Education Awards and Development Grants are now available!  For more information, including the awards available, how to apply and the timeline for applications, visit the FAWCO Foundation’s website here.  The deadline for applications is January 27, 2021.  If you apply, please contact Karen Castellon to get tips on an effective application and to obtain the required signatures from the Club.

*In the past 2 years, AWC Berlin has had two members receive Education Awards: Kristin Bayer (2020) and Maya Guice (2019).

*For the first time ever, AWC Berlin is a full sponsor of an Education Award! The Club is sponsoring, in memory of AWC member Rhonda Staudt, the Women in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine Education Award.

*UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  AWC Berlin participated in FAWCO’s SDG Photo Project.  Over the course of 17 weeks, our members highlighted one of the 17 SDGs.  If you missed our Club’s participation in the SDG Photo Project, you can check out all of the posts here.   Thank you to all of our members who participated!

*FAWCO Youth.  FAWCO has launched a new program specially for young adults (ages 15-25) — the Global Issues FAWCO Youth Group.  The group meets monthly to learn about and discuss global issues.  Youth who are members themselves or children of members are all welcome to attend.  To learn more, please contact Mary Dobrian, VP of Global Issues for FAWCO, at globalissuesyouth@fawco.org.

*16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Nov 25 – Dec 10, 2020. If you would like to contribute a blog post during the 16 days on this topic, please email blog@awcberlin.org. On December 10, we will get-together to read the Declaration of Human Rights, contact Karen at fawcorep@awcberlin.org if you would like to be read.

*FAWCO’s Inspiring Women Magazine – AWC Berlin is Represented!  Inspiring Women is FAWCO’s quarterly magazine.  The last three issues have featured members from our very own AWC Berlin!

The Winter issue of Inspiring Women about women on stage. AWC Berlin and three of our members, Veronica Isola (on the cover), Yolette Wunder and Molly Moylan Brown are featured.

The Fall Issue of Inspiring Women – “Visualizing A Point Of View” – focuses on women & photography.  This issue has features on TWO of our members!  In “The World Through Their Lens,” My-Linh Kunst profiles female photographers she admires.  In “I Am a Phoneographer,” Karen Axelrad talks about taking her beautiful photos with her iPhone and her favorite apps.

The Summer Issue of Inspiring Women – “FAWCO Women: Isolating Apart Learning Together” – focused on COVID-19.  In the feature titled “‘Quaranteaching’ in Germany,” AWC Berlin Member Katja Malinowski talks about teaching during the pandemic at an international school here in Berlin.

Congratulations to our members for your fabulous features!  You can read those features and the entire Summer Issue here and the Fall Issue here.

*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

Join other FAWCO women in supporting S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for Female Genital Mutilation Elimination), is a project of Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania that advocates to end FGM for women and girls in the Mara region of Tanzania. By highlighting this global health issue the 2020-2022 Target Project will provide programs and services that will benefit at risk girls and survivors of FGM as well as community outreach and education.

The Target Program team spearheads the development of advocates (me and you, if you choose) at the Club level to help members learn more about the topic of FGM as both a health and a human rights issue that affects women and girls today in 2020, on 6 continents. Advocates partner with the philanthropy arm of the Club to raise funds for the organization called Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania.

Find the latest information on the partnership that we have formed with our friends in Tanzania for the FAWCO Target Project 2020-2022 at https://www.fawco.org/global-issues/target-program/health/target-project-2020-2022.

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


Your FAWCO Representative is Karen Castellon:

KarenCastellon908@gmail.com or FAWCORep@AWCBerlin.org