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An AWIU Conversation: Justice in Guatemala

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...
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Afghan Women Need our Help Now, More than Ever

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...
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AWIU Announces Grants Recipients for 2022

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...
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Empowering Women Released from Prison

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...
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L.A. Chapter:  Ukrainian Refugee Alona Tychyna

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,...
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Perseverance through Adversity:  IVCLA Lunch with IWOC Alumnae

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...
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Six-Time Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor, Lynette Romero, to Emcee the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration

American Women for International Understanding is delighted to announce that six-time Emmy Award-winning news anchor, Lynette Romero, will emcee the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration. A veteran journalist...
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Ambassador Melanne Verveer to be Honorary Chair of the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration

American Women for International Understanding is proud to announce that our Honorary Chair for the 15th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration is Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the...
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Tatiana reports for ACE Health Foundation

Pooja Chandra Pama, ACE Health Foundation's President and Founder, is an entrepreneur, humanitarian and an active AWIU member. Through her organization, she partners with the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs program...
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2022 IWOC Panel Discussions: Stories of Empowerment

The U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award recognizes women from around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights,...

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