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    FAWCO announces three finalists for Target Project

    FAWCO is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the Target Project of our Human Rights for Women Target Program: 1) Women's Microfinance Initiative, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. submitted by: AWG Paris, Joan Burns, 2) Free The Girls: Fight Human Trafficking, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and El Salvador, submitted by: AW Surrey, Catherine Marland, 3) Project Dignity: Empowering Liberia's Women, submitted by: AIWC Cologne, Tricia Saur. Detailed information on each project, including a project summary and a visual presentation, will be available on December 15, 2013 to assist clubs in decision making. During the voting period, Dec 15, 2013-February 15, 2014, each FAWCO Member Club will be entitled to cast one vote to select the Target Project. The winning project will be announced at the Interim Conference in Brussels, March 15, 2014.
    In total, the Selection Committee reviewed twelve applications, all impressive projects.  We acknowledge the effort involved with completing the Target Project Application and would like to recognize all those who submitted applications:

    Kathmandu Rehabilitation Center - AWC Perth, Kath Balfour  

    Empowering Children - AWG Paris, Tamara Chant

    International Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Safety Net - FAUSA, Paula Lucas

    Abolish Kamalari Tradition - AWC Hamburg, Tracy Moede

    Bakery on Wheels - AILO Florence, Tina Carrari

    Empowering Women = Progress and Development - AAWE Paris, Bernice Dubois

    Promoting Freedom from Sexual Violence for Women in Morocco -

       AIWC Casablanca, Cynthia Smith-Ayed

    Restoring Smiles Through Dance - AAWE Paris, Corinne Ott

    Assilassimé Solidarité - ANC Rotterdam, Mary Adams

    Thank you all for your interest in this important Target Program. The next Target Bulletin will provide links to more information on the three candidates for the Target Project. We suggest you plan an awareness-raising event on Human Rights for Women in January  to engage your members in talking about the issues and voting for the Target Project!  

    The deadline to cast your Club's vote is February 15, 2014.  Voting instructions will be forthcoming.


    Johanna Dishongh

    Johanna Dishongh 

    Target Program Chair


    on behalf of the
    Target Project Selection Committee

    Laurie Richardson (3rd VP FAWCO, AWA Vienna)
    Nan de Laubadere (VP Programs, TFF, FAUSA, AAWE Paris)

    Johanna Dishongh (Target Program Chair, AWC The Hague)  

    Marie Benedicte-Luxem (Target Fundraising Coordinator, TFF, AWC Zurich) 
    Erica Higbie  (UN Rep, FAUSA)
    Anne von Oorschot (Target Water Program Chair, AWC The Hague)
    Vera Weille-Halle (AWA Rome)

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