General Charities Fund

Beginning in July 2013, the AIWCC aligned its charity efforts with the FAWCO Target Program.

The Target Program draws upon FAWCO's first Resolution: 'To improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and environment.' All Target Projects will focus on women and girls and will address one of the four issues (human rights, health, education and environment) on a rotating basis. The FAWCO Target Program runs on a three year cycle (1 year for project selection and two years for fundraising).

As announced at the March 2013 FAWCO Conference in Bern, the current Target Issue is Human Rights for Women. The AIWCC will focus all charitable effort on this issue for the next three years, working to raise awareness and fundraise for both local charities and the winning Target Project (to be announced in March 2014).

The Charities Committee organizes a variety of charitable events throughout the year in order to raise money for our General Charities Fund. The below list outlines organizations supported through our fund in 2010 to 2013.

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Diakonie MichaelshovenKinderheim SülzMedica Mondiale  Pflegebegleiter  Wir für Panz Frauen helfen FrauenLebenswert

Diakonie Michaelshoven
Provides support and assistance to women with domestic or financial difficulties. 
Kinderheim Sülz
A social support system developed by the city of Cologne. This former orphanage (established for children whose parents had died) is today a home for children whose parents no longer have the means to care for them. 

An organization that provides psychological support for patients suffering from cancer. 

Frauen Helfen Frauen
A local organization that offers shelter and support to women in the Cologne area who have been victims of domestic violence. 

Medica Mondiale
Provides support to traumatised women and girls in war and crisis zones.


An organization developed to provide critical support to the care-givers of sick/elderly loved ones.  While those in need are generally cared for at home by their relatives, these individuals often run the risk of over-extending themselves or falling ill themselves, Pflegebegleiter seeks to support those people with emotional, physical and financial assistance.

Wir für Panz
Provides counseling and support to parents with disabled or sick children.
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