Virtual Teleconferences featuring speakers and discussion on topics of international interest are scheduled throughout the year and available to all AWIU members. Prospective members with a special interest in learning more about the work of AWIU are welcome to participate. Teleconference typically run approximately one hour and are recorded to allow for distribution for those interested but not able to attend.
There are currently two Virtual Teleconference areas of focus, Virtual 1 and Virtual 2.
Virtual 1 Teleconferences offer presentations from women working on international projects related to (1) building leadership and opportunity for women (2) engaging, educating and empowering youth (3) creating alliances with men in leadership positions in their communities. Recent Virtual 1 presentations have included projects in Libya, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Zimbabwe. Learn more about Virtual 1.
Virtual 2 Teleconferences focus on raising awareness about the existence of human trafficking and what it looks like, and what to do with that knowledge. Human trafficking is the second largest illegal industry in the world. At any given time, an estimated 27 million persons are held in captivity somewhere in the world, even in our country, earning revenues of $39 billion annually for criminals of the worst kind. Learn more about Virtual 2.