Orange County Meets with Nepali Grantee

The Orange County Chapter met on Saturday, August 5th for a most informative meeting hosted by Sharon Kolby. The chief attractions were Prakash Bista, Shomi Bista and their six-month-old-baby girl, Pristine, who stole the show from her remarkable parents. Prakash gave a detailed report of the Modern Model Residential School …

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The Horn of Africa and Nepal

In May, co-chairs Stelle Feuers and Sharon Kolby hosted a discussion for Orange County chapter members on statecraft in the Horn of Africa. “I belong to a group focusing on diplomacy at USC that was having Ambassador Mike Hammer as a speaker,” explains Stelle. “He was at USC to attend …

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 Introducing the Secretary of State’s 2023 International Women of Courage Awardees Each year, the U.S. Department of State honors women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equity, equality, and the empowerment of women and girls. The Secretary …

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On Saturday, September 10, 2022, an AWIU Conversation brought International Women of Courage and Guatemalan judges Yassmin Barrios (2014) and Erika Aifan (2021) together to discuss the plight of justice in their country. Moderated by  AWIU members Laura Pollard and Gayle Morin, the Conversation was attended by Douglas Choi, desk …

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Afghan women

A year ago, August 15, 2021, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. Since then, the rights of women and girls there have been sharply curtailed, ranging from the closure of schools to the mandate to wear the burqa to the cessation of employment for women. As an organization dedicated to woman-to-woman …

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Grants for women and women's empowerment from AWIU

2022 AWIU Grants to Non-Profits Central to AWIU’s mission is our commitment to strengthening the work of women across the world through grants. Early on, AWIU issued grants for individual women to travel to the United States for study. In the past number years, grants have been issued to organizations …

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Mushroom farming

An AWIU Conversation with Dr. Rita Nyampinga   International Woman of Courage Dr. Rita Nyampinga has been busy since returning to Harare, Zimbabwe from her stateside visit in 2020 to collect her IWOC award. On June 18th, she shared what she’s been doing with women recently released from prison in …

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Alona 10

On Saturday evening, July 9th, Carol Ann Warren hosted a small gathering for AWIU’s Los Angeles chapter at her San Marino home. The featured guest was Ukrainian refugee Alona Tychyna, who spoke about her upbringing in a small Ukrainian town, the war that began in February, 2022, her precarious journey …

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Hostess Committee with IWOCs

Janet Elliott, President and CEO, International Visitors Center Los Angeles (IVCLA) welcomed guests to the annual lunch honoring the 2022 International Women of Courage. Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official of the Office of Global and Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State introduced the four IWOC alumnae, who were in Los Angeles …

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