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In 2009, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation announced the Target Program to bring a critical global issue to the attention of FAWCO Clubs, their members and the world. The Target Program offers opportunities for local FAWCO Clubs to make a global difference. 

Target Programs:

  • Follow a three-year cycle of issue awareness and education, project selection, fundraising, project monitoring, review and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate the power of FAWCO Clubs working together toward a common goal.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of global issues affecting women.

In keeping with FAWCO’s Resolutions and Recommendations, Target Programs have the overarching goal of improving the lives of women and girls. The FAWCO Board, in consultation with The FAWCO Foundation Board, chooses Target Issues on a revolving basis through our four areas of interest: Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights.

The NetWorks Malaria Project (2005-2009) was the FAWCO-wide global issues effort that was a precursor to the Target Program. It encouraged FAWCO members to make a significant commitment to worldwide malaria prevention. FAWCO partnered with the Swiss Foundation BioVision in support of their integrated approach to malaria prevention in pilot projects in Africa. In total, FAWCO distributed $165,885 for the purchase of insecticide treated bed nets and integrated malaria prevention. Additionally, FAWCO applied for and received a $100,000 grant from the Hilton Foundation that was paid directly to our partner Biovision in 2008, for a grand total of $265,885.

The 2009-2013 Target Program focused on the Environment and the UN MDG on access to clean water. In addition to raising awareness about the importance of clean water in all the countries where we are represented, we asked our member clubs to fundraise specifically for Tabitha Wells for Clean Water, Cambodia. Details about the Target Program for Water are available here.

The 2013-2016 Target Program focused on Human Rights for Women with a primary focus on Protecting the Rights and Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Worldwide. The Education and Awareness portion emphasized women’s rights as human rights, specifically in the areas of political empowerment, economic empowerment, pace and security, and ending all forms of violence against women. FAWCO Member Clubs chose FREE THE GIRLS: Providing Economic Opportunity to Survivors of Human Trafficking as the Target Project, raising over $172,000 by the end of the program.

At the Interim Meeting in Frankfurt (March 11-13, 2016), Education – Empowering Women and Girls through Knowledge and Skills, was announced as the overarching theme for the FAWCO Target Program 2016 - 2019.  The Education and Awareness Raising Campaign explored the issues which prevent millions of women and girls from receiving quality education around the globe.  Member Clubs voted in February 2017 to select the 2017-2019 FAWCO Target Project. On April 1 at the 2017 Biennial Conference in Mumbai India, FAWCO announced Hope Beyond Displacement - Building better futures through education, vocational and leadership training for refugee women and girls in Jordan, as the new Target Project. Hope Beyond Displacement is an initiative of the Collateral Repair Project designed to address the pressing issues identified in close consultation with the women they serve. The FAWCO Foundation  employed the energy and generosity of our members and a Backing Women Fundraising Campaign to raise over $190,000 for Hope Beyond Displacement.

At the Biennial Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland (March 21-24, 2019), Health: Ensuring Healthy Lives and Promoting Well-Being to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls, was announced as the broadscale theme for the FAWCO Target Program 2019-2022. In March 2020 S.A.F.E. a project of Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania was announced as the Target Project for 2020-2022. Education and awareness-raising campaigns conducted with the assistance of bulletins, presentations at virtual meetings and a monthly blog, explored top health issues and especially the topic of the elimination of female genital mutilation that was central the the Target Project. Incredible resilience and support of members and clubs during the global pandemic resulted in $177,413 raised for S.A.F.E. The new Target Program Environment was announced with the theme: "Our Natural Environment: Empowering Women and Girls to Ensure a Sustainable Future" on March 5, 2022 at the virtual Interim Meeting Part 1: Focus on the Future.

As a United Nations accredited NGO (non-governmental organization) with special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council, FAWCO places a high priority on giving our Member Clubs the opportunity to contribute together to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Together, through the Target Program, we are making a significant impact on global issues and supporting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

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In March 2013, Human Rights for WomenProtecting the Rights and Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Worldwide, was announced as the overarching theme for the FAWCO Target Program 2013 - 2016.  

The Target Program: Human Rights for Women was composed of two parts: Target Education/Awareness and the Target Project. The Education/Awareness Program focused on women's rights as human rights, specifically in the areas of political empowerment, economic empowerment, peace and security, and ending violence against women. The Target Project was our opportunity to financially support a project that met the Target goal.

Target Education/Awareness continued through the Target Bulletins, Special Programs and Workshops, and with the support of FAWCO's Human Rights Team. Fundraising for the Free The Girls Target Project, through the Backing Women Campaign as well as special events sponsored by Member Clubs, continued through February 2016.  

In 2013, twelve Target Project proposals were submitted and the Target Selection Committee developed a short list of three finalist projects announced in December 2013. FAWCO Member Clubs voted for the winning Target Project. The Target Project -- Free The Girls -- was announced at the March 2014 Interim Conference in Brussels. Free the Girls works with former victims of sex trafficking in Africa and Latin America, helping them rebuild their lives through economic empowerment. 

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From left to right: Melissa Watson, National Director, Free The Girls; MyLinh Kunst, FAWCO President 2011-2015; Kimba Langas, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Free The Girls; Catherine Marland, FAWCO Rep and Application Sponsor, AWC Surrey; Betsy Speer, President, AWC Surrey; Johanna Dishongh, Chair, FAWCO Target Program 2013-2016; Michele Hendrikse DuBois, President, FAWCO Foundation 2012-2015.  

Following the Target Project announcement, The FAWCO Foundation launched the Backing Women Fundraising Campaign with the unveiling of Christian de Laubadère’s painting, the inspiration for the campaign logo. The original painting was auctioned at the FAWCO Biennial Conference in Rome (March 2015) with all proceeds going to the campaign.

With the support of The FAWCO Foundation Backing Women Campaign and Member Clubs from every region of FAWCO, over $172,000 was contributed to FREE THE GIRLS, which allowed this start up non-profit the necessary breathing room to streamline operations, fine tune their limited staff positions, all while maintaining a focus on the women they serve. Women who, prior to participating in the FREE THE GIRLS program, did not have a means to support themselves or their families. Women, whose children and very often, children of extended family members, now attend school with school fees paid from their earning. Women, who through their own purchasing power, now support the local economy.

For more information on the Target Program, please contact Target Chair Johanna Dishongh, at .

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Johanna Dishongh

AWC The Hague

 

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In 2009, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation announced a four year program to bring a critical global issue to the attention of FAWCO Clubs, their members and the world. The FAWCO Target Water Program was an opportunity for FAWCO member clubs and FAUSA members to work together towards the goal of clean water worldwide.


The 2009-2013 Target Program was focused on the global environmental issues of Water and Sustainability. In addition to raising awareness about the importance of clean water in all the countries where we are represented, we asked our member clubs to fundraise specifically for Tabitha Wells for Clean Water, Cambodia.

FAWCO is an international NGO and the Target Program distinguishes FAWCO clubs from other international clubs by giving them the opportunity to pool their efforts and contribute together to a UN Millennium Development Goal. We asked our member clubs for their support in whatever ways were open to them. Together we have made a huge impact on access to clean water worldwide.

FAWCO's Target Water Program, which ended in February 2013, was a tremendous success with participation from 78% of member clubs  and nearly $165,000 raised. About $135,000 went to Tabitha Cambodia Wells for Clean Water while the remainder went to other Water projects. 

 At the 41st Biennial conference in Bern, Target Program Chair Anne van Oorschot (AWC The Hague) received a Caroline Curtis Brown Spirit Award for her tireless work in the last two years. She gave an excellent final report and included a thank-you video from Tabitha's founder Janne Ritskes.


Thanks to the generosity of our clubs and members, FAWCO has changed the flow for 1541 families in Cambodia.
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In September 2012, the FAWCO Board appointed the Target Evaluation Team to review the Target Water Program and make recommendations for improvements. Thanks to Monica Jubayli, Anne van Oorschot, Elsie Bose, Sara von Moos, Karen Lewis, Pam Perraud, and Tricia Saur for their thorough evaluation and thoughtful recommendations, which have been adopted by both FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation Boards.

 

 

 

CLUB RESOURCES:

Download the Target Program Final Presentation

Download PICTURES of FAWCO wells .

Check out our fundraising ideas.

Go to The FAWCO Foundation website for more fundraising ideas and stories from Cambodia.

 

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Target Program Education 2016-2019

At the Interim Meeting in Frankfurt (March 11-13, 2016), Education – Empowering Women and Girls through Knowledge and Skills, was announced as the overarching theme for the FAWCO Target Program 2016 - 2019. 

Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. When girls are educated, they lead healthier and more productive lives. They gain the skills, knowledge and self-confidence to escape the cycle of poverty. They become better citizens, parents and breadwinners. An educated girl has a positive ripple effect on her health, family, community and society as a whole.  - USAID

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On April 1, 2017, FAWCO announced the 2017-2019 Target Project

 

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Hope Beyond Displacement
an initiative of the Collateral Repair Project
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Educating and Empowering Refugee Women and Girls in Jordan

Visit the Target Project page to learn more.

FAWCO Target Program Education 2016 - 2019

Education – Empowering Women & Girls through Knowledge & Skills

The best way to find out everything you need to know about the Target Program is through our monthly Bulletin. 

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Over the next three years, we will take a deep dive to learn what matters in girls’ education. We will explore the issues which prevent millions of women and girls from receiving quality education around the globe. We will become familiar with the goals established by world leaders in education to remedy this injustice. We will look at the impact educating women and girls have on their lives, their families, their communities and society. We will become experts!

Click the image above or link below to visit our Education and Awareness page. Here you will find information about the new Target Program Blog: Let's Get Schooled, writings by the UN Team and Teams which discuss the topic of education, and our growing Resource Library.

Education and Awareness page...

 

The FAWCO Target Project is a sustainable investment by our Member Clubs to empower women and girls. Over the next two years (2017-2019), The FAWCO Foundation will employ the energy and generosity of our members through the Backing Women Fundraising Campaign to support women's and girls’ education. Proceeds generated through these efforts will support the FAWCO Target Project:

Hope Beyond Displacement

an initiative of the Collateral Repair Project

  • Submitted by Therese Hartwell of FAUSA

Educating and Empowering Refugee Women and Girls in Jordan

Target Project page…


 

 

Target Program Flyer 

We know it can be hard to explain exactly what the Target Program is all about. This PDF flyer explains the Why, What and How. If there is anything else you need to promote the Target Program in your club, please be in touch! 

Tricia R. Saur

 

 

Tricia R. Saur

Target Program Chair

 

"Ensuring Healthy Lives and Promoting Well-Being to Improve the LIves of 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.

 

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

– World Health Organization

Health programs that address gender barriers improve development programs overall. When women are educated and can earn and control income, infant mortality declines, child health and nutrition improve, population growth slows, economies expand, and cycles of poverty are broken.

– US Aid
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Key Areas that have Serious Consequences for Female Health

  • unequal power relationships

  • social factors

  • malnutrition

  • universal coverage

  • environment

  • hiv

  • mosquito nets/malaria prevention

  • tobacco use

  • discrimination

  • mortality during pregnancy and childbirth

  • economic empowerment

  • lack of information

  • physical, sexual and emotional violence

  • sexually transmitted infections

  • unsafe cooking fuels

  • early marriage

 

Target Program: Health Timeline 2019-2022

FAWCO Target Timeline 2019 2022

Target Health Blog - coming soon

In our monthly Target Blog, we will learn about the most important issues in women's and girls' health:

  • What are the top ten issues for women's and girls' health?

  • What prevents women and girls from accessing quality health care?

  • What are the goals established by world leaders in health to remedy these issues?

  • What are the effects of poor health on women and girls, their families, communities and societies?

  • What is the impact on women and girls, their families, communities and societies when good health is achieved?

Target Health Bulletin

Our monthly bulletin, Target Program: Health, will update you on the current status of the Target Program, tease you with a snippet from the blog, and offer a visual inspiration to enhance your understanding of the health issues faced by women and children.

Don't miss a future issue, it's the best way to stay up to date!

 

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