AWIU supports and advocates for the work that women leaders and female-oriented non-profit organizations are doing around the world to build a more just, economically-sound and humane society.
To build bridges of international understanding through personal exchange and collaboration.
A compassionate and interconnected world with equality for all.
Understanding: Respecting, honoring, and celebrating diversity promotes mutual understanding. Leading with empathy and compassion, we embrace opportunities to engage, learn, and serve the greater good.
Learning: Knowledge promotes understanding. We are committed to collaborative education and approach experiences with curious and open minds.
Community: Personal relationships are the foundation of mutual learning. We build friendship and community locally and globally through a supportive network of women.
Social Responsibility: Equal access for women and girls to education, healthcare, and opportunity is essential. We believe that empowered women are highly effective communicators and problem solvers.
American Women for International Understanding champions a more just, economically-sound and humane society around the globe. Our advocacy begins with a strong foundation here at home, where racism and discrimination have no place. Our mission drives us to build a better world with understanding, compassion and respect for all.
What We Do
Structured, though Informal opportunities to connect with fellow members, grantees, IWOCs and others via zoom.
Honoring the work of women leaders at home and abroad.