Inspiring Women Worldwide

AWCH is an active member of FAWCO, an international network of 56 member clubs in 28 countries worldwide.

Founded in 1931, FAWCO serves as a voice and support network for Americans who live and work overseas, with an emphasis on women and children. FAWCO is a United Nations-accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) and since 1997 has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

FAWCO's Mission

  • 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.

Explore FAWCO's Core Initiatives

Global Issues

FAWCO is committed to improving the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of education, the environment, health, and human rights. The FAWCO Global Issues Teams provide resources for the member clubs to raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to FAWCO's commitment. The three-year Target Program focuses on a specific issue to increase the impact of local clubs.
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UN Advocacy

As an UN-accredited NGO, FAWCO has UN representatives in several cities, where they represent FAWCO and advocate for projects and laws that directly affect gender equality and human rights. They also promote the SDGs and awareness of the goals. Since 1997, FAWCO has had special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This status gives FAWCO members a voice at the global level with the UN and within the community of UN-accredited international NGOs.

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US Issues

If you are an American living overseas, you may have many questions about your rights and responsibilities. FAWCO serves as a nonpartisan organization, offering up-to-date information on US VotingUS Citizenship, and US Tax and Banking and keeping the public up-to-date on issues important to Americans living and working overseas. FAWCO was instrumental in creating the Americans Abroad Caucus.
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Support Members & Member Clubs

Through annual conferences, special interest bulletins, newsletters, and its website, FAWCO offers its member clubs support for networking and sharing best practices —making clubs stronger. Development workshops teach leadership, management, fundraising, and communication skills to clubs and their members, enabling them to contribute to the global community. Additionally, FAWCO has several youth programs for members' kids, including cultural exchanges, the ability to be a FAWCO UN Youth Representative, and several scholarship opportunities.
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FAWCO Development Grants & Education Awards

The FAWCO Foundation awards Development Grants and Education Awards on a yearly basis. Development Grants financially assist projects supported by FAWCO clubs and their members in the categories of education, human rights, global issues, environment, and health. Education Awards fund opportunities for FAWCO members and their members to pursue formal schooling, degree programs, or skills learning. Learn how to apply below!

FAWCO Target Project

FAWCO supports 3-year target projects that aim to support women and girls worldwide in the categories of education, health, and environment. The current 2022-2025 project is "Awesome Blossoms", an urban farming project by Safe Spaces in Nairobi, Kenya. As a club, we have proudly raised over $7,000 for this project and achieved Orchid Donor status. 


Access Your FAWCO Membership

As a member of the AWCH, you are automatically part of FAWCO.

To take full advantage of all that FAWCO has to offer, register on their website today!

FAWCO Resources

Newsletters & Bulletins
Newsletters and Bulletins

Sign up and read FAWCO's various informative and useful newsletters and bulletins to keep up-to-date.

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FAWCO Foundation

The FAWCO Foundation oversees philanthropic projects and scholarships, including Development Grants and Education Awards.

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FAUSA is a network for former FAWCO club members and others who are repatriating to the United States or Canada.

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If you're interested in learning more about FAWCO, contact our FAWCO Rep Jordan W. for more information and how to get involved.

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Postfach 13 04 05
20104 Hamburg

Contact: info@awchamburg.org

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