Delegations

AWIU has sponsored more than 100 delegations to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Soviet Union, Latin America, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand for over 45 years. We have been to every continent except Antarctica. Some of our delegations have broken new ground by being the first delegation of women to be permitted to enter a country. These milestones include our first delegation to Russia in 1968, our delegation to China in 1973 and Saudi Arabia in 2002. In 2009, the delegation to Libya marked another milestone – the first delegation of American women to visit there in 40 years.

Purpose

The purpose of our delegations is to seek enhanced learning experiences about the countries we visit, while also seeking to, wherever we travel, foster an atmosphere that promotes understanding between the United States and that country. Delegation members often meet with political leaders, business leaders, leading women’s groups, non-profit organizations, and many others during their visits. Delegations have at times been inspired by the work of individual International Women of Courage honorees, whom we honor yearly in conjunction with the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Our Delegations History

A Dedication To Delegations – Stories, reports, and journals about AWIUs delegations in the twenty-first century.

  • 2017

    Delegation

    Nicaragua

  • 2016

    Delegation

    Ethiopia

    2016

  • 2015

    Delegation

    Chiapas, Mexico

  • 2014

    Delegation

    Myanmar (Burma)

    2014

  • 2012

    Delegation

    Balkans

  • 2010

    Delegation

    Japan, Russia

    2010

  • 2009

    Delegation

    Libya

  • 2008

    Delegation

    Argentina

    2008

  • 2006

    Delegation

    India

  • 2005

    Delegation

    Iceland

    2005

  • 2003

    Delegation

    Cuba

  • 2002

    Delegation

    Saudi Arabia

    2002

  • 2001

    Delegation

    Mongolia, China

  • 2000

    Delegation

    Israel, England, Germany

    2000

  • 1999

    Delegation

    France, Mexico, United States – Return visit of the All China Women’s Federation

  • 1998

    Delegation

    Italy, Syria, China

    1998

  • 1996

    Delegation

    South Africa

  • 1994

    Delegation

    Eastern Europe and the Baltic States

    1994

  • 1993

    Delegation

    Ireland

  • 1991

    Delegation

    China

    1991

  • 1990

    Delegation

    Russia, Eastern Europe (Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Austria)

  • 1989

    Delegation

    Russia

    1989

  • 1988

    Delegation

    Greece, Turkey

  • 1986

    Delegation

    Far East

    1986

  • 1984

    Delegation

    China, Israel, Egypt, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala

  • 1983

    Delegation

    Argentina, Chile, USSR

    1983

  • 1981

    Delegation

    USSR, China

  • 1979

    Delegation

    Japan, Korea

    1979

  • 1978

    Delegation

    Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, China, Cuba, Mexico

  • 1977

    Delegation

    Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru

    1977

  • 1975

    Delegation

    Mexico, Greece, Turkey, Iran, China

  • 1974

    Delegation

    Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, USSR, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong

    1974

  • 1973

    Delegation

    China

  • 1971

    Delegation

    Israel, Egypt, USSR

    1971

  • 1969

    Delegation

    USSR, Romania, Yugoslavia

  • 1968

    Delegation

    USSR, Hungary, Czechoslovakia

    1968