What is FAWCO?
Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 62 member clubs in 31 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 10,000. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members; seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment; advocates for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; contributes to the global community through its Teams and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards. The organization is a global women’s NGO (non-governmental organization), and since 1997, FAWCO has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
FAWCO Mission Statement
FAWCO is an international federation of independent organizations whose mission is
If you will be returning to the U.S. in the near future, be sure to take a look at the FAUSA website, where you will find a list of resources, with links pertinent to repatriation. If you are looking for a club in another country, see FAWCO for a listing of member clubs.
What does FAWCO do?
As a United Nations accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, FAWCO is particularly active in global issues such as:
Where can I learn more about FAWCO, and what I can do to help?