Graduate Women International (GWI)

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1919-07-11 London UK


Founded as International Federation of University Women (IFUW) – Fédération internationale des femmes diplômées des universités (FIFDU) – Federación Internacional de Mujeres Universitarias (FIMU). Current name adopted 2015. Moved to Geneva (Switzerland), 1972. Latest revision of Constitution: 2015, Manchester (UK).


Promote lifelong education for women and girls; promote international cooperation, friendship, peace and respect for human rights for all, whatever their gender, age, race, nationality, religion, political opinion, sexual orientation or other status; advocate for advancement of the status of women and girls; encourage and enable them to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision-making in all forms of public and private life.


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General Assembly (every 3 years). Standing Committees (5): Fellowships; Education; Membership; Resolutions; Finance. Special Committees (2): Project Development; Hegg-Hoffet Fund. Representative to the UN and Specialized Agencies: New York NY (USA) (ECOSOC); Geneva (Switzerland) (ECOSOC and ILO); Vienna (Austria) (ECOSOC); Paris (France) (UNESCO). Regional groupings (5): D-XD3418 - Federation of University Women of Africa (FUWA); E-XD2813 - University Women of Asia (UWA); E-XD1482 - University Women of Europe (UWE); D-XD6621 - Latin American Federation of University Women; G-XG9648 - Pacific Graduate Women's Network (PGWNet).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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