ACWW DayAll Women’s Institutes and their members are part of an international body called The Associated Country Women in the World (ACWW), which brings attention and funds to global projects is active in over 70 countries. ACWW also gives women a voice at international levels by its links with the United Nations. On PEI the provincial board highlights ACWW every second year with an event.
April 29, 2020 - To highlight the efforts ACWW does globally, and marking the international Women Walk the World efforts, the PEIWI Board of Directors is hosting a group walk for any WI members and friends who would like to join in. This year the meeting location will be held after the WI's Diversity and Inclusion session at Summerside Boys and Girls Club, 106 Cedar Street, Summerside at 1pm. Contact Sheila MacLean at 902-651-2865 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Registration is not required for the walk.
Past events included:
In 2019 Board members invited each Branch on PEI to do a ACWW Walk on or around April 29 - members world wide are asked to join in on a Women Walk the World for ACWW. This is a great opporunity to invite members of your commounity in a formal or fun walk!
ACWW Walk - On or around ACWW Day, April 29, members world wide are asked to join in Women Walk the World for ACWW.
ACWW Walk - On or around ACWW Day, April 29, members world wide were asked to join in Women Walk the World for ACWW.
ACWW Day on PEI - PEIWI celebrated ACWW Day on April 29th at the Farm Centre from 1-3 pm with guest speakers Doreen Cole, Past President PEIWI and Marie Kenny, FWIC President on the ACWW Convention in India this past year.
On or around ACWW Day, 29th April members and members of the public were encouraged worldwide to join in Women Walk the World for ACWW and if interested donations can be made to ACWW, through PEIWI office or branches for ongoing projects.
The aim of this walk is raise ACWW’s image, promote ACWW & increase funds.
Walking on ACWW Day on April 29th would be ideal, however it could be any suitable date. Everyone starting their walk at the same time, for example 10am, in different time zones, would result in member walking at all times during a 24 hour period.
ACWW funds more than 900 projects around the world. ACWW’s current projects:
- Water for All Fund– This fund is used for water, sanitation and hygiene projects.
- Women Feed the World Fund– This fund is used for projects that promote progressive farming techniques and upgrading of women’s skills in agriculture-based activities.
- Projects Fund– This fund is used for projects which do not fit into the funding criteria of the other projects funds, such as education, literacy, and income generation.
Congratulations to Prince Edward Island WI Branches for contributing $309.00. Currently, Canada is just shy of their $10,000 goal - should you wish to donate further, tax receipts are available from ACWW.