International Relations Committee Award

This award is given to a CFUW/FCFDU individual member(s), group, or club in good standing in recognition of efforts in advocating for the rights and advancement of women and/or girls at the international level. Initiatives (advocacy efforts, events and on-going projects) are eligible for consideration.

The next application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Click here for the application form.

Email completed form and photos to Robin Jackson at [email protected] and to the Advocacy Coordinator at [email protected] (include award title and CFUW/FCFDU club in email subject line).



University Women’s Club Montreal (Free the Girls)


Free the girls is a financial empowerment initiative undertaken by UWCM in collaboration with Free the, ( an organization located in Indiana USA, whose mission is to help women rescued from sex trafficking reintegrate into their communities in Uganda, El Salvador and Mozambique. The UWCM came in contact with this organization during the CSW61 meeting in NY.

The goal of our project was to support entrepreneurship activities that help transform the lives of survivors of human trafficking in any or all of these 3 countries.


CFUW Perth and District (Solar Lamps fundraiser)

The solar lamp event combined advocacy, fundraising and International Women’s Day (IWD). In November 2017, the club launched this fundraiser to buy solar lamps for women and girls in Ethiopia, with the specific focus to raise funds with the culmination at IWD 2018.

The women and girls impacted by this fundraiser live in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia primarily at camps managed by UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and supported by the UN Agency IOM. The solar lamps provide light so the girls can study at night and provides safety and security via illumination in the evening when they do chores such as gathering wood, tending animals or fetching water.

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