Anne Tonks, Past President, AWIU,
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We want to take advantage of our new Partnerships with the 2012 Brazilian International Women of Courage awardee from Rio Pricilla de Oliveira Azevedo and our new AWIU Partnership Grant to the Global Press Institute for a bureau in Recife Brazil. The grant also supports bureaus in Chile and Argentina.
IMPORTANT CONTACT IN BRAZIL: MEET MARCOS CROSE AND SILVIA BARETTO Owners
Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza, a coffee plantation in Brazil. The delegation will visit in 2014.
And will visit the rural women's cooperative Cafe Igarai
near the plantation. See the bios of the women
2014 DELEGATION BRAZIL AND PARAGUAY
Using two anchor cities--Sao Paolo, Brazil and Asuncion, Paraguay--the delegation will explore women's opportunities and issues. See the State Department's notes on Paraguay Here
In Brazil the focus will be the new economy and ecology.
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A special interest in Paraguay will be human trafficking.
Member Betty Houbion is working to stop Human Trafficking in South Carolina. Click to see what South Carolina is doing.
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or 206 378 5900. Visit the Chapter Blog to see the report of all meetings as well as delegation details.
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JULY 12 US State Department signs important joint declaration with Brazil. This new initative will be integrated into the delegation program.
Delegates will meet with diplomats, political leaders, social service organizations, universities and cultural organizations. More information on the Chapter Blog.
SECRETARY OF STATE'S 2011 HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORT
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This chapter will:
1. Study the countries of Paraguay and Brazil.
2. Plan the Fall 2012 delegation to these countries.
Any member of AWIU and any potential member is welcome to attend Virtual Chapter 2 meetings.