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FAWCO's Mission Statement

  • to build strong support networks for its American and international membership; 
  • to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide; 
  • to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and 
  • to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.



Member Club Support  

 FAWCO is there to support and help its Member Clubs through a number of programs and through frequent communication. 

  • FAWCO Reps share information about FAWCO with their clubs,
  • Club Presidents can get support from the Club residents Coordinator, network with other Club Presidents, and have access to club development resources,
  • Regional Coordinators who facilitate communication between clubs in each of the 11 regions worldwide and help to organise Regional Meetings. AWGLR is in Region 3 which comprises all clubs in France and Spain
  • See a map of FAWCO Member Clubs worldwide.


 US Issues 

FAWCO’s US Issues Committees can help you and provide information on US CitizenshipTax and Banking, and US Voting from Overseas issues and endeavours to work for more effective representation in Washington. If you are an American living overseas and need help with any issues on your rights and responsibilities as an American citizen, please access the US Issues page on the FAWCO website.


UN Issues 

FAWCO is a United Nations-accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Counci (ECOSOC). AWGLR member, Peggy Rigaud was significant in obtaining this status. This is a link to an article published in 2017 in the FAWCO publication, The Forum, which celebrates 20 years of consultative status and engagement with the UN, highlighting an article previously written by Peggy in 1997!

FAWCO has representatives in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Athens and Bonn. FAWCO UN reps disseminate information about the UN and Agenda 2030 (the UN Sustainable Development Goals) to FAWCO members, attend UN meetings on behalf of FAWCO, and advocate to improve the lives of women and girls in the areas of education, environment, health, and human rights.


Global Issues

FAWCO's Resolutions and Recommendationsfor 2017 - 2019 reinforce the commitment to improving the lives of women and girls globally in the key areas of education, the environment, health and human rights. The FAWCO Global Issues Teams focus on these four areas. read more


Target Program 

The FAWCO Target Program offers opportunities for Member Clubs to help make a global difference; it generally:

  • Follows a three-year cycle of issue awareness and education, project selection, fundraising, project monitoring, review and evaluation. 
  • Demonstrates the power of FAWCO Clubs working together toward a common goal.
  • Increases knowledge and awareness of global issues affecting women.

The FAWCO Board, in consultation with The FAWCO Foundation Board, chooses Target Issues on a revolving basis through our four areas of interest: Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights.

Click on the following link to access information about the Target Program and see the FAWCO articles section to view information about the current Target Program.


 Youth Program 

The FAWCO Youth Program established in 2013 promotes cultural understanding and raises awareness of global issues in our youth and helps them develop into responsible and caring global citizens.The Program includes Cultural Volunteers and the FAWCO Youth Ambassador modules.




 The FAWCO Foundation is the philanthropic arm of FAWCO and works tirelessly to fulfill its purpose to implement and aid in the global community, specifically through charitable, scientific and educational programs; to support the rights of women and children throughout the world and to raise awareness of global concerns and issues. 'The FAWCO Foundation listens to your voice, the voice of the Member Clubs, and supports your projects, programs and passions. The FAWCO Foundation is your foundation.' read more

Internet shopping to support the FAWCO Fondation

Remember:Shop at AmazonSmile http://smile.amazon.com or www.iGive.com/FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation will benefit from every purchase you make, at no extra charge to you.  

FAUSA–FAWCO Alumnae USA–is an association of individuals who have lived abroad and who have returned to North America.

FAUSA membership is open to individuals and couples, many of whom were members of FAWCO Member Clubs whilst living abroad. FAUSA can facilitate the repatriation experience. It serves as a resource for information, and helps members maintain international links and provides an immediate social network . 



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