We would like to wrap-up 2016 with a thank you to Therese Hartwell, HRTF Chair, for suggesting When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi as the focus book for the 16 Days Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence in November/December. Click HERE to find the latest HRTF Bulletin and her summary of related FAWCO-led activities around the world.
The members of the Environment Task Force and I wish you a wonderful year in 2017 - full of increased environmental awareness and action! While last month's Bulletin on water scarcity increased your awareness of a critical environmental and climate change problem, the Bulletin this month focuses on action.
Last week we kicked off the year announcing the three shortlisted proposals for the next Target Project. In February Member Clubs cast their vote and on April 1, 2017 the next FAWCO Target Project will be announced! ...then the FUNdraising begins!!
By Maryam Khoshoei, AIWC Cologne, FAWCO Youth
Maryam participated the 3rd FAWCO Youth Cultural Volunteers Program traveling to Mumbai, India in the summer of August 2015. Today, Maryam is 20 years old and studying Gender and Diversity at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Cleves.
Living abroad has been a life changing experience for me. I was born in the UK and raised in Germany. My mother is Colombian and my father Iranian. Growing up with four different cultures and languages, including two religions (Catholicism and Islam) has impacted my daily life. Being raised in a mult...
January here in my part of the world, Region 3, is decidedly wintery. You may be warm, Region 11, but I am not. And, since I am really cold and I can't wait for Mumbai in March, I will be warming up at the Region 7 meeting in Casablanca on January 21. Come along? All are welcome in that sunshine.
FAWCO supported the Campaign for a Woman UN Secretary General . The UN Security Council selected Antonio Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015, to be the new UN Secretary General effective January 2017.
“Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. When girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. . . . An educated girl has a positive ripple effect on her health, family, community and society as a whole." - USAID
In this issue of Let’s Get Schooled I would like to explore why the above quote from USAID is true.
Today I would like to talk with you about Girls Education as the world’s best investment. To do this I will introduce you to an important book in the field: What Works in Girls Education: Evidence for the World&rs...
It's all over but the analyzing!
Whether you're happy with the results or not, you may be relieved that It Is Over! No more inboxes full of cries for help and predictions of gloom, no more talking heads dissecting every piece of news...
In these troubling times globally, our commitment to the welfare of women and girls in our own backyard and around the world has become more important than ever. While it is sometimes hard to see that women are gaining ground, women ARE rising in a tide that cannot be quelled. The HRTF encourages clubs and individuals to be part of that rising by participating in the activities sugggested below and/or finding activities that are meaningful to you. Times of crisis can also be times of opportunity--let's grab that opportunity by the horns!
The 2016 theme for the Rutgers 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!"
Each year the FAWCO Human Rights Task Force asks members to participate in the campaign from November 25 - December 10. Given the connection to education, we have asked Therese Hartwell, Chair of the Human Rights Task Force to guest blog this month. Therese explores violence as a barrier to education, while illustrating that education is in fact the solution to violence. She highlights the refugee crisis which is a direct result of viole...