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 1967.
- 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.
International Women of Courage Celebration
Since 2008, American Women for International Understanding has had the unique privilege to work with the US Department of State to host the International Women of Courage Celebration. This special evening recognizes the State Department’s International Women of Courage honorees who are making a significant difference in the lives of women and children. The Celebration is an intimate event to honor the awardees and provide them with grants for continued work in their home countries. AWIU is proud to have hosted the International Women of Courage Celebration for the last eleven years.
American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that our Honorary Chair for the International Women of Courage Celebration 2019 is Norah O’Donnell, an award-winning journalist and advocate for women.
Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2019 International Women of Courage Celebration Sponsorships help to provide grants for the International Women of Courage Honorees and to support AWIU’s mission to build bridges of understanding, goodwill and cooperation among women worldwide.
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2018 AWIU Dinner Banquet for IWOC Awardees, Los Angeles, CA
AWIU 2018 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF COURAGE CELEBRATION March 29th, 2018: American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) hosted a dinner in honor of the 2018 International Women of Courage Awardees at Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.Read more
2017 AWIU Delegation in Nicaragua
AWIU holds a delegation like this to find and learn about the smaller communities and women who make a difference.Read more
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