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FAWCO LogoFounded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent clubs and associations spanning six continents with a total membership of 8,000 - 10,000 individuals. Its mission is:

    • to build strong support networks for its American and international membership;
    • to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide;
    • to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and
    • to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.

FAWCO Region 5 Meeting 2018 in Heidelberg Attendees

As a member of FAWCO’s Region 5 (Germany and Austria), the AIWC Cologne enjoys close relationships with sister clubs in our area. We meet once a year in the fall to share ideas, support one another and participate in cultural programs.

Additionally, FAWCO hosts a global conference each year where members meet face to face to engage and inspire one another. It is an opportunity to learn about recent achievements and future plans, and to explore ways in which we can all be involved.

FAWCO Facts:

  • FAWCO has held special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council since 1997.
  • FAWCO was instrumental in the creation of the Americans Abroad Caucus and representatives attend Overseas Americans Week in Washington each year to advocate on issues related to US Citizenship, Tax and Banking, and US Voting from Overseas.
  • FAWCO has representatives at the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Athens and Bonn, with positions on the Boards of the NGO Committees on the Status of Women in New York, Geneva and Vienna, and the NGO Committee on Migration in New York.
  • The FAWCO Foundation distributes approximately $30,000 in Education Awards to FAWCO/FAUSA members and their children each year!
  • FAWCO Youth has hosted Cultural Volunteer programs in Dubai, Shanghai, Mumbai, Dublin, Berlin and Athens!
  • The FAWCO Target Program for Education raised over $190,000 to support the Target Project, Hope Beyond Displacement, ensuring better futures through education, vocational and leadership training for refugee women and girls in Amman, Jordan.
  • The FAWCO Target Program for Health launched in March 2019, announcing the Target Project, S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for Female Genital Mutilation Elimination), working to eliminate the practice of genital cutting of women and girls in the Mara region of Tanzania.

As a member of the AIWC Cologne, you are a member of FAWCO!

Use the links below to learn more about FAWCO and its sister organizations and programs.

FAWCO Foundation


FAWCO Target Program

FAWCO Youth Program

AIWC Cologne members are active throughout the FAWCO community holding or having held the following positions:

    • Education Team Co-Chair, FAWCO
    • FAWCO Youth Co-Chair
    • Editor of Inspiring Women, FAWCO
    • Presidents Coordinator, FAWCO
    • Resolutions and Recommendations Committee Chair, FAWCO
    • Target Program Chair, FAWCO
    • UN Representative to Bonn, FAWCO
    • VP Communications, The FAWCO Foundation
    • VP of Global Issues, FAWCO
    • Parliamentarian, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation
    • Social Media Manager, FAWCO
    • Silent Auction Coordinator, The FAWCO Foundation

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