Los Angeles Chapter Burma through the Eyes of KhinSandi Lwin: “GenZ — We will be the last generation to live under this oppression” By Betsy Richman | December 19, 2021 The Los Angeles chapter was in for a treat when Maggie Sabbag organized the first chapter gathering since the onset …

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By Betsy Richman & Chun-Chieh Lin,  December 1, 2021 Chun-Chieh Lin only joined AWIU a few months ago, but already she’s popular with the kids at the Modern Model Residential School (MMRS) in Western Nepal, one of our 2021 grant recipients. Chun has pulled together a group of dedicated AWIU …

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Career Opportunities in International Relations Presents: COIR Lite at the DACOR House   COIR is back with two December 2021 luncheon conversations for AWIU Washington, D.C. chapter members, Passports and young women interested in international careers! Taking place at the historic DACOR Bacon House in Washington, D.C., these two AWIU …

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From Passport to Reporter

Information, information, information…it’s what we all crave. To create more communication currents across this vast country of ours, and to add to the ongoing connections with our grantees and International Women of Courage all over the world, the Communications Committee kicked off a new program for Passports in October:  Become …

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Case study: More Than Just a Grant Fifty-eight percent of residents in Kalikot, Nepal, live in deep poverty. Seventy-four percent of its girls are married by the age of 19 and largely uneducated. Against this bleak backdrop, Modern Model Residential School offers a better future to the area’s children through …

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Play Video AWIU member Leslie Schweitzer is the President and Chair of Friends of AUAF, and serves on the AUAF Board of Trustees.

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American University of Afghanistan struggles to evacuate students AWIU Member Leslie Schweitzer, founder and chair of the Friends of the American University of Afghanistan, tells TRT World about the students and teachers who’ve had to be evacuated for fear or reprisals after the Taliban takeover. Play Video

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Live Panel Discussion with 2021 Honorees Julienne Lusenge and Canan Güllü Moderated by ABC Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott   The 2021 IWOC Virtual Celebration continued after the pre-recorded program with a live panel discussion moderated by ABC Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott with 2021 IWOC Awardees Julienne Lusenge from the Democratic …

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The 2021 International Women of Courage Virtual Celebration “There is no doubt that these are extraordinary women, but they are also ordinary women, seeking health and safety for themselves and their families, and peace and justice for their communities and countries,” declared award-winning journalist Lisa Ling, as she introduced the …

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