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At the end of 2016, AWC Denmark was offered a unique fundraising opportunity: cooperation with the staff associations of the United Nations agencies located in Copenhagen to raise money for charity through the agencies’ celebration of UN Day on 28 October. An AWC member who worked for the World Health Organization (WHO), Mary Stewart Burgher, was asked to run the book-sale...

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AWG-LR Past Presidents, May 2016

The American Women’s Group of Languedoc Roussillon celebrated its 30th Anniversary on May 20th with a cocktail party attended by 60+ guests.  The first warm Spring evening of the year made the socializing and mingling even more enjoyable in the courtyard of a local wine estate.  Complete with good food and wine, lovely music played...

AWC Brussels members Colleen Gilbert (FAWCO Rep), Stacy Seefeldt Shedivy (President) and Karin Wagner Smith, past board member (in order of interviews), were interviewed by the BBC concerning the lockdown in Brussels last week. View the video through this link

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October General Meeting: “Tenacious Pursuers of Peace and Justice”

On October 21, 2015, AWA Vienna's monthly general meeting was a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. The meeting featured a talk on pacifist and Nobel prize winner Bertha von Suttner. AWA co-sponsored the event  with the US Mission to the United Nations in Vienna...

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Before posting 140 bras to Free the Girls, Melissa Mash from AW Surrey had a bit of fun as seen in the photo:

The Region 4 clubs are closely bound by geography and have developed a unique collaborative regional approach to sharing events, news, and philanthropic projects. In May, Bosnia and Hercegovina were struck by disastrous flooding. Bosnian ANCOR club member Lejla Sipkar-Ceric sent out a plea to the Rotterdam membership: “The past few days my home country Bosnia and Hercegovina has been...

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On April 7, 2014 a few AWC Lebanon members had the unique opportunity to meet Paula Lucas, founder of the American Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC). In the very congenial atmosphere of a board member’s home, we learned about the terrifying experiences Paula and her children went through with her abusive husband. Her courageous escape with her three boys,

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Bras, bras, bras!  AWBS (International Women of Berkshire and Surrey) joined the ever-burgeoning groups of women across FAWCO and the world that are helping women make lives for themselves after breaking free from the horrors of the sex trade. 

It was easy for our club to collect 85 bras in just a few months as every woman has a few ill-fitting...

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FAWCO Fever is a family affair for FAWCO Treasurer Cora Lee Findley (AW of the Eastern Provice) and her daughter Kristen Findley. Inspired by her experience at this year's FAWCO conference in Brussels, Kristen posted the following article on her blog. 

 My 110 Hour Trip to Brussels, Belgium and Back
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by Kristen Findley
Post on Rogue AC, Wordpress

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