Global Issues

Johanna Dishongh


Johanna Dishongh
3rd VP for Committees & Task Forces
AWC The Hague


FAWCO is proud to be a non-governmental organization with special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, a status supported by the work of our Task Forces on global issues.

FAWCO's Resolutions and Recommendations for 2015 - 2017 establishes our commitment to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of education, the environment, health and human rights. Therefore, our Global Issues Task Forces focus on these four issues.

The Global Issues Task Forces serve as a resource for our members. As you read the information in these pages, you might decide to get involved in one of the Task Forces yourself. Join our team; pursue your passions.

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Target Program

At the Interim Meeting in Frankfurt (March 11-13, 2016), EducationEmpowering Women and Girls through Knowledge and Skills, was announced as the overarching theme for the FAWCO Target Program 2016 - 2019. The Target Program offers opportunities for local Clubs to make a global difference, by actively contributing toward the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Learn more about the current Target Program: Education

Youth Program

The FAWCO Youth Program was launched at the 2013 Biennial Conference in Bern to promote cultural understanding and raise awareness of global issues in our youth, and to help them develop into responsible global citizens.

Learn more about the Youth Program


The Education Task Force will inform FAWCO members about recent developments in the global effort to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all (UN Sustainable Development Goal #4), especially related to issues in education for girls.

Learn more about the Education Task Force


The Environment Task Force encourages environmental stewardship and promotes awareness of climate change and it’s impact on peace in global society.

Learn more about the Environment Task Force


The Health Issues Task Force seeks to increase awareness of global women’s health issues such as non communicable diseases, maternal health, mental health and aging. In 2014, the Task Force launched Clubs in Motion, a FAWCO-wide challenge to our walking and running groups, to circle the globe.  

Learn more about the Health Task Force

Human Rights

The Human Rights Task Force advocates to ensure human rights for all women, to engage members in awareness and action campaigns and to leverage the strength of FAWCO’s collective voice to end violence and discrimination against women and girls.  

Learn more about the Human Rights Task Force and Sub-committees

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