AWIU to Receive State Department Gender Champion Award

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) is honored to announce that it will receive the prestigious Gender Champion Award from the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at AWIU’s 2022 International Women of Courage Celebration, to be held May 24th in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the award include the Albanian Government for its historic role providing safe shelter for Afghans in need.

“Being selected for the Gender Champion Award is a tremendous honor for AWIU,” said Maggie Sabbag, the president of AWIU. “It is a testament to years of dedication from every AWIU member who has been involved in or supported the IWOC Celebration, and a testament to what we stand for and who we are as AWIU in general.”

Founded in 1968, AWIU is a community of women who care deeply about improving international understanding. The heart of our mission is to build bridges of understanding, goodwill and cooperation between women leaders throughout the world. Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official for the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, will present the award to AWIU at its May 24th International Women of Courage Celebration.