AAWE members can participate in programs and activities offered by FAWCO and have access to a vast array of resources resulting from their impressive work.
Founded in 1931 by Caroline Curtis Brown, FAWCO is a global women’s Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 65 member clubs in 34 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 12,000. FAWCO’s founders believed that enlightened women, working cooperatively throughout the world, could do much to help achieve international peace.
FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its American and international members;
- seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide;
- advocates for the rights of US citizens overseas;
- contributes to the global community through its Global Issues Teams and the FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards.
Since 1997, FAWCO has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.