Welcome back! We hit the ground running this month with International Literacy Day on September 8th. Thank you to all of the member clubs who participated - from spreading the word to delivering books, all of your efforts were worthwhile and appreciated!
Stacy Lara, one of FAWCO's UN Reps in Geneva, has been appointed Executive Director of Graduate Women International (GWI). GWI, like FAWCO, is an international network of women working for change and advocating for women's rights, equality and empowerment, with a focus on access to quality education and training. We congratulate Stacy on this exciting new role, and look forward to possible future collaboration with GWI.
We are hitting the ground running this September...and we've got a jammed packed Bulletin for you!
There are two deadlines coming up soon, check out the Important Dates below so you don't miss them. Yes, I am alluding to proposals for the Target Project. We've got a check list for you to make sure you are on track.
I trust you had an enjoyable summer! By this time, you are likely gearing up for the busy fall season for your local club and region. Please note the news contained in this bulletin about upcoming FAWCO events and inform club members about the opportunities for FAWCO involvement. New club Presidents and FAWCO representatives are reminded to review and update your online profile.
And we’re back!
Having taken the first few articles in this blog to lay some groundwork about global education we are now going to dive deeper into the issues. We are going to begin by looking at POVERTY.
Why Poverty? Because where it exists there is little hope and there is much desperation. It steals individual’s potential, denies them their rights and makes them vulnerable:
“Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, so...
After a drowsy summer, there is news on several fronts as we head into the fall but by far my most important job today is to remind you of the importance of that right American women fought so hard for, the right women in some countries still do not have, the right far too many people in the world - and even in the US - do not have.... And has there in recent memory been a more important US election in which to exercise that right?
Election Day 2016 is Tuesday, November 8. The law requires states to start sending out ballots 45 days before that – September 24. You can still register to vote/request a ballot in late September and early October, but that reduces the time available both for your state to send you a ballot and for you to return it to be counted.
Your country needs to hear your voice – not just in the choice of the President, Senators and Representatives, but in state and local offices (if your state rules permit you to vote on them). After all, the states set rules and practices for voting...
The 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day (ILD) is being celebrated this year on September 8 with the motto “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. The focus is on innovation; as “this is the first year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context the vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults”. For further VERY interesting details on the worldwide ILD 50th anniversary celebrations click here.
It would be great if you would enthusi...
The members of the Human Rights Task Force hope you are having a relaxing and joyful summer. Time is flying by, and soon school and club activities will restart. We are issuing this mini-bulletin to provide you with some information about the upcoming 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Based Violence for use in your fall planning, along with some other timely items. We'll be back with more in September. Stay cool!
Celebrate the 4th of July by registering to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections!
What better way to celebrate our country’s birth than to register to vote in the November elections, and to encourage and help other Americans to do so?
The 4th of July often means barbecue, watermelon and fireworks, but be sure to add to your celebration the exercise of your right and duty as a citizen to steer the country’s course into the future. If you’ve already registered, find two Americans who haven’t and help them do so.
This election is too important for any overs...