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2023 AWIU Grant Recipients

In 2023, AWIU awarded grants to 19 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage 2023 U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Zakira Hekmat, Afghanistan Alba Rueda, Argentina...

2022 AWIU Grant Recipients

In 2022, AWIU awarded grants to 14 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage 2022 U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh Simone Sibilio do...
Lynette Romero

Award-Winning Journalist and NBC4 News Anchor Lynette Romero to Emcee 17th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration

Award-Winning Journalist and NBC4 News Anchor Lynette Romero to Emcee 17th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration The Celebration will take place in Los Angeles on March 12, 2024. American...
Billie Jean King Credit Howard Schatz

Billie Jean King, Sports Icon and Champion of Equality, is Honorary Chair for 2024 International Women of Courage Celebration

Billie Jean King, Sports Icon and Champion of Equality, is Honorary Chair for 2024 International Women of Courage Celebration American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that sports...
2023 International Women of Courage

2023 International Women of Courage Celebration: A Night of Superheroes and Beautiful Noise

2023 IWOCs with Lynette Romero   A Night of Superheroes and Beautiful Noise March 16th was an evening dedicated to celebrating the collective power of women’s...
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Barbara Rubio

AWIU Vice President, Membership Coordinator, Passport to the Future Program Barbara Rubio joined AWIU in 2005 to be part of the AWIU Delegation to Iceland that year. The former school...
Varina Winder Keynote speaker 2023

Varina Winder

Chief of Staff Office of Global Women’s Issues U.S. Department of State Varina Winder is the Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI)...
Eunice Reddick 

Eunice Reddick 

Ambassador (retired) Eunice Reddick is an AWIU vice-president, co- chair of the Washington Chapter, and co-chair of COIR 2022. She has been a mentor for students interested in international affairs...
AWIU Vision, Mission and Values: A Fresh Take

AWIU Vision, Mission and Values: A Fresh Take

As with anything that’s over half a century old (55 years, to be precise), there comes a time for a tune-up. This was the case with AWIU’s mission and vision...
Primed for AWIU Storytelling

Primed for AWIU Storytelling

At AWIU, we’re rich in stories: about International Women of Courage, about the small grants we issue to non-profit organizations that benefit women and children around the world, about our...

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