American Women For International Understanding
MISSION STATEMENT – Promotes woman-to-woman interaction and understanding Worldwide through meaningful visits, grants, educational support, the celebration and support of the International Women of Courage, and participation of local Chapters which act locally and affect globally.
AWIU connects women to women around the world, as it has done since 1968.
- We sponsor delegations of our members to visit women in other countries.
- Our grants focus on strengthening the work of women within the U.S. and around the world.
- Our local chapters educate and support women world-wide.
- We yearly honor the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage.
Please join us in our mission of world-wide understanding.
AWIU Dinner Banquet for the IWOC Awardees at The Jonathan Club in Los Angeles
AWIU 2016 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF COURAGE CELEBRATION April 7, 2016: American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) hosted a dinner in honor of the 2016 International Women of Courage Awardees at Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.
About the 2016 International Women of Courage CelebrationAt the 2016 International Women of Courage Celebration our Honorary Chair is journalist Lesley Stahl. As she begins her 25th season as a 60 Minutes correspondent, Lesley Stahl stands out as one of America’s most recognized and experienced broadcast journalists. Her rich career has been marked by political scoops, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting, a body of work that won her the RTDNA’s 2015 Paul White award for lifetime achievement. She has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since March 1991. She succeeds previous Honorary Committee Chair and fellow broadcasters Katie Couric and Cokie Roberts. Learn More
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AWIU Delegates in Burma/Myanmar In January 2014
Our Burma/Myanmar Delegation had an educational visit. With planned visits our delegation learned about the culture and heritage, non-profits/non-governmental organizations and the daily living in Burma. Our delegates are back in the U.S. now and are preparing to educate other AWIU members and non members. We are hosting a Burmese night on Friday January 24, 2014 in San Francisco – all AWIU members and friends of AWIU members are invited.The Delegation travelled to the major cities and met with leading women’s groups, politicians, micro lenders and others during their 12 day trip. Read more
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