2016 Honorary CommitteeChair
“ In these times of a shrinking world, AWIU offers its members the opportunity to meet and understand people of other cultures, women in particular. Through AWIU one can visit, gain knowledge and even assist women in other countries, thus contributing to world peace and understanding.
“ How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
“ Today, women are naturally transitioning to taking on leadership roles. Since its inception in 1967, AWIU promotes learning and understanding via its delegations, grants, and volunteerism. AWIU is a grass roots organization that connects women, within the U.S. and around the globe, through goodwill.
“ "I appreciate the work that American Women of International Understanding (AWIU) is doing to generate awareness on women's issues around the globe. Their support, empathy, effort and time as a volunteer, to feature problems that women face within and outside the U.S. is simply commendable. Raising awareness on women's issues is a crucial step towards progress and so is working together in global solidarity. "
“ "Women leaders around the world are working on issues, which promote peace, justice, and progress for societies. As Margareth Mead famously said, all it takes to change the world is a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens. In their work, AWIU recognizes efforts and lasting achievements of women around the globe and encourages them to take action. Thus, this group of committed citizens becomes stronger and leads the world towards lasting peace, respect to human rights and international solidarity."
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