World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women (WFM and UCW)

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1939-10-26 Pasadena CA USA


Founded 26 Oct 1939, Pasadena CA (USA), as World Federation of Methodist Women (WFMW) -- Fédération mondiale de femmes méthodistes -- Weltföderation der Methodistinnen. Reorganized 1956, becoming a World Federation officially recognized by B-XC3557 - World Methodist Council (WMC). Current constitution adopted 2001.


Be a support group for women acting as a catalyst in their faith and actions so as to promote women's interests in all areas of life, in spiritual growth, equality, development and peace; work towards the recognition of the equal status of women; facilitate, encourage and actively promote leadership training for women; be a voice for Methodist, United and Uniting Church Women.


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Assembly (every 5 years, normally preceding World Methodist Council and Conference); Executive Committee; Regional Areas, each with Area President and Area Vice-Presidents: Southern and East Africa; West Africa; Latin America - H-XD8549 - Confederación Femenina Metodista América Latina y El Caribe (CFMAL and El Caribe); North America; East Asia and West Asia; Europe - Britain and Ireland; Europe - Continental; South Pacific. Areas comprise several national organizations (71 Units) each with its own constitution and bylaws. UN representatives (3) in New York NY (USA) and Santiago (Chile); Consultant on Ageing in New York NY (USA). 1 rep UN in Geneva (Switzerland).


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GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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