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FAWCO Update March 2022

25 Feb 2022 17:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Read all about upcoming FAWCO events, discover their magazine and learn about some of their grants programs. There is so much going on with FAWCO this Spring!

Upcoming FAWCO Events

UN Commission on the Status of Women and NGO CSW Forum

The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) will take place March 14–25. The priority theme is “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.” FAWCO will not have an in-person delegation to CSW66, but most official CSW66 sessions will be live-streamed on UN Web TV. The annual NGO CSW Forum will take place virtually March 12–24. FAWCO members can register for the NGO CSW66 Forum and participate in online events related to the CSW66 theme organized by and for NGO activists and advocates. For more information on CSW66, contact unliaison@fawco.org.

March 7 CSW Orientation #2: What’s at stake? We’ll review the critical issues of gender justice and climate justice addressed in the CSW66 Priority Theme: “The achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change,

environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.” We’ll learn about the impacts of climate change on women and girls, and how to promote and protect the right of all women and girls to a healthy environment from FAWCO members who participated in COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

International Days to be aware of:

  • March 1 UN AIDS Zero Discrimination Day
  • March 8 International Women’s Day
  • March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Did you know, FAWCO has it's own magazine

Out Now! Inspiring Women’s First Issue of 2022

“Women and the Environment”

Of all the existential questions challenging the world today, the fate of our planet is “The One.” We must take care of it. If not, there’s not much point to anything else! This Environment issue introduces you to the women in FAWCO Clubs who have been supporting the effort to keep the earth alive. Our goal in this issue is to not only inform you but to inspire you to act.

FAWCO Clubs in Motion is the place to move!

And AWCB's activities keep us going! We will join our FAWCO sisters and update our walk, bike rides and anything else that gets us moving!

AWG-LR Beach Babes currently have weekly 6km winter beach walks.

Munich IWC’s stats are up again: 3223 km for short walks, individual walks, running, cycling, Qi Gong, Yoga, Peloton and Tai Chi exercise class.

Heidelberg IWC’s Let’s Walk group provides a way for members to meet when they can’t meet indoors.

AWC Madrid is starting a walking group: in addition to their past participation in charity events, they will support breast cancer research.

See the full report and more photos and let's get moving!

2022 FAWCO Youth Cultural Volunteers Program

Applications open March 1 - AWCB members are FAWCO members

The destination is Amsterdam for the 2022 FAWCO Youth Cultural Volunteers Program, which aims to promote cultural understanding and raise awareness of global issues in our youth and help them develop into responsible and caring global citizens. High school FAWCO teens (usually aged 15–19) are hosted by FAWCO families for a week, and will experience a new culture while volunteering with local charities.

The participants will deliver a Group Project (usually a video or presentation) about their experiences and write individual essays reflecting on what they learn. Participants will be able to receive community service credits required by their International Baccalaureate program.

Dates for this year’s program are June 25–July 2, 2022. Application opens March 1! See more information and a draft itinerary here.

Couple more reminders.......for March and April

FAWCO First Friday is Here

Friday March 4 will be online from 6pm-7pm during the HopIn Social hour- Be sure to register for the conference and join us and catch FAWCO Fever

2022 FAWCO Interim Meeting Part 1

March 4-6 – Virtually on HopIn

Register and find more details HERE

Education Award and Development Grant

There is STILL TIME to submit Education Award and Development Grant applications to The FAWCO Foundation, THE DEADLINE is March 27 this year.

More information at The FAWCO Foundation.

LUNAFEST 2022 – April 8, 2022
Buy Tickets HERE

LUNAFEST® is back! This year’s films, running a total of 80 minutes, are a mix of narrative, animation and documentary short films by women and about women. LUNAFEST presents a fun opportunity to view unique films, support women in film and raise funds for the next FAWCO Target Project. FAUSA’s 2022 LUNAFEST will begin at 1:00 PM US EDT/7 PM CET on April 8, with 48 hours to start watching and 48 hours to finish viewing after activation. Tickets are $20 for FAUSA/FAWCO members and $25 for non-members, and we encourage donors to gift tickets and become super-supporters at higher levels. Find details HERE and purchase tickets HERE. Contact Therese at counselor_therese@fausa.org with questions.

As always, anytime you have a FAWCO question, email; FAWCO@AWCB.ORG, and let's connect!


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