The International Outreach Community Service Program is designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action, which will in turn affect change in and for our global friends and their communities.
As recently as fifty years ago, it could take days and weeks before information was received concerning global issues. Today, because of modern communication technology and global economics, we learn about these situations as they are occurring. What affects those around the world affects us all.
Via international cultural exchanges, GFWC clubwomen promote programs on world peace and understanding. Several organizations can assist members in hosting a visiting foreign student or adult, or by inviting an international visitor to speak at a club meeting. Or, travel to and/or volunteer in developing countries to gain a better appreciation for the challenges women, children, and families face. By reaching out to individuals from other countries and cultures, we increase our understanding of people from other countries and cultures, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of Americans.
By educating members and their communities about international programs that concern women and children, and supporting GFWC’s presence as a UN Non-Governmental Organization Observer, GFWC can impact international human rights policy.
Lastly, we work to provide GFWC clubwomen with direct service opportunities for persons in developing countries, with a particular focus on women and children. Through our program partners, we help improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV and other diseases, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. Although the GFWC members, in most cases, cannot physically
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