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Madeleine Albright

The AWIU community is deeply saddened by the loss of Secretary Madeleine Albright, who died on March 23, 2022 in Washington, D.C. An American diplomat who served as the 64th United States secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton, she was the first woman appointed to …

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At the start of the new year, Barbara Rubio and Ann Diederich took a fresh look at the Passport to the Future program. Ann, an educator who joined AWIU in October 2021,works with middle and high school students to help them define their passions and find their voices as volunteers …

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At American Women for International Understanding (AWIU), we’re always looking for ways to stretch our mission – and our dollars – to new and truly global heights. Early in 2021, we launched AWIU Conversations, a Zoomcast series designed to circumvent an inability for our members to gather in person due …

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Steven Marwa

It is with great sadness that AWIU reports the recent news of the death of Stephen Marwa, a wonderful man many of you knew through his work as executive director of Hope Revival Children’s Organization in Tanzania. AWIU supported the compelling work Stephen was doing in the Musoma and Mara …

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Afghan filmmaker and 2018 International Woman of Courage Roya Sadat is the recipient of the 2021 Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Film Award, bestowed at a ceremony at the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kim Dae-Jung Memorial Hall in Gwangju City, Korea on December 16, 2021. The award recognizes Sadat’s effort …

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March is a big month for women worldwide. It’s Women’s History Month, in which we recognize women’s contributions to history, culture and society. There’s also a special day, International Women’s Day on March 8th, so double the reasons to celebrate women and how AWIU is empowering them around the globe. …

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  AWIU’s 22 Passports bring fresh perspectives, new and evolving skills, and an eagerness to learn about the world to AWIU, and that’s why we love them! The Passport Committee, with coordinators Barbara Rubio and Ann Diederich, are launching a new initiative on Saturday, January 15, 2022, the monthly, virtual …

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On the east shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, the city of Musoma is home to the Hope Revival Children’s Organization (HRCO), led by executive director Stephen Marwa. A dedicated advocate for women’s empowerment and community development, Marwa founded HRCO in 2013. He describes the HRCO mission as “Holistic care …

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AWIU’s Chicago Chapter hosted a Sunday brunch at Reza’s Middle Eastern restaurant on December 12th in support of the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program in Chicago. The goal was twofold: to increase membership and to help with the chapter’s nascent refugee project with the Heartland Alliance. Some 36 people, members and …

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