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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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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...

Demolition Queen

Betsy will donate a percentage of her royalty to the FAWCO Human Rights for Women Target Project from each Demolition Queen ebook or paperback purchased by FAWCO members, friends and family through Amazon. All you have to do is send Betsy a copy of your Amazon receipt.

Demolition Queen is Betsy's debut novel. She is in her second year as President of American Women of...

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Women from five FAWCO member clubs - AWC Berlin, AIWA Marrakech, AWG Languedoc-Roussillon (Montpellier), AAWE Paris and AWC Oslo - were part of the BBC's global "100 Women" debate on December 1st. Thanks to all for making FAWCO a part of this worldwide discussion on important issues facing women today!

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The American Women’s Organization of Greece held its Annual Christmas Bazaar on November 24, 2013  for the charities that we support each year through our community services program.  More than 175 volunteers from our membership, family members, friends and students from local schools turned out to work at the oldest and loveliest craft bazaar in Greece.  Despite torrential rain, our...

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

Rotterdam Alderwoman Korrie Louwes (and her family) was a special guest at our ANCOR Thanksgiving dinner. Korrie is responsible for Employment, Education, Innovation and Integration in Rotterdam. We gave her a briefing on the club and also the FAWCO Foundation. After listening to Johanna Dishongh's motivating and informative speech on Target and FAWCO – she posted this on her website...

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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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What was that delicious aroma wafting from the American Lutheran Church’s kitchen, you ask?  It was the AWC Oslo’s annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, and it was a delicious feast, indeed! There were festive, pumpkin- clad tables for the 60 members and guests to enjoy the wonderful meal.  Although this meeting was about conversation and good food, it was also about supporting...

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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:

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AWA ROME HOLDS ITS ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY AT THE VILLA TAVERNA

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From the left: Honorary President Linda Douglass, President Vera P. Weill Hallé, Honorary Vice President Kathleen Doherty and 1st Vice President Erica Zmitrovitch

As President of AWAR, I had the privilege on 26 September to open our club’s season with a Garden Party held...

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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In conjunction with the Region 2 meeting in October, the AWC Oslo is holding a photo competition. This photo competition is open to all creative FAWCO and FAUSA members who like to "play" with a camera. In keeping with the regional’s theme, Come Out and Play, we are looking for any images that convey the message and spirit of the...

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REGION 2 MEETING

When the American Women's Club of Gothenburg discussed the planning of the Region 2 Regional Meeting, three recurring thoughts came up consistently: show them who we are as a club, keep it relaxed, and feed the guests good food! Looking back on the Region 2 Regional Meeting held on September 20-22 in Gothenburg, Sweden, I think we...

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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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Coincidence, fate, serendipity, destiny, all similar words, describing that sometimes things are just meant to be. Such is the case with my involvement in the American Women’s Club of Dublin, FAWCO and the ISPCC.

When my husband and I moved to Dublin over five years ago it wasn’t for any other reason except for a dream come true. As a...

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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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