American Women's Club of Zurich


newlogoThe AWCZ is a founding member of FAWCO, an international network of around 12,000 members in 64 clubs spanning 34 countries. This not-for-profit, UN-accredited organization promotes the interests of American citizens living abroad.  FAWCO contributes to the global community through development grants, educational awards and support for disaster relief funds. As a member of the AWCZ you are also a member of FAWCO.

FAWCO PlatinumMedallionWhat is FAWCO?

FAWCO is an international federation of independent organization whose mission is to build strong support networks for its American and international membership; to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide; to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights. 

FAWCO serves as a resource and channel of information for its members, promotes the rights of U.S. citizens living overseas and contributes to the global community through philanthropy and global issues task forces.

A not-for-profit New York-based corporation, FAWCO is also a UN-accredited NGO with Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council.

The philanthropic arm of FAWCO - The FAWCO Foundation - is an independent entity, which has donated more than $1,000,000 in education awards and development grants since its inception in 1967.

FAWCO’s members and volunteers are motivated individuals who care about the world and want to make it a better place. FAWCO’s overarching goal is to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment.

The Giving Tree FAWCO Fundraiser

Giving Tree 3Please support FAWCO's new Target Project, S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for Female Genital Mutilation Elimination) by making a donation at our Giving Tree. All of your donations will go to the Hope for Girls & Women Tanzania Safe House (HGWT), an organization that advocates to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices affecting women and children in Tanzania including intimate partner violence, child marriage and other forms of violence.

Stop by the Clubhouse and pick a donation leaf from the tree and plant the seed of change and hope with your generosity. For further information, please check the AWCZ website.

Donations can also be made to the AWCZ Paypal account by sending funds to Please note in the memo/note field of your donation that it is for the The Giving Tree.

Instructions for paying via Paypal can be found here. PayPal charges us a small fee on your donation but we realize it is easier for some people to give online instead of coming to the Clubhouse during this time.

An Update about Our Target Project 2020-2022, S.A.F.E. and Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania

An Update about Our Target Project 2020-2022, S.A.F.E. and Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania

A Message from FAWCO

Dear FAWCO members and friends,

I would like to take a short moment to share with you the impact of COVID-19 on Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania:

  • COVID-19’s impact is felt globally and more acutely so in the rural communities of the world where resources are extremely limited and the concept of…
Read more: An Update about Our Target Project 2020-2022, S.A.F.E. and Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania

The Four Pillars of FAWCO

The Four Pillars of FAWCO

US Issues • Global Issues • Philanthropy • Membership Support

US Issues

FAWCO is the oldest and largest non-partisan organization representing private sector Americans abroad. FAWCO works to keep our members up to date on issues concerning Americans living overseas including citizenship, voting, taxation, and banking.…
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FAWCO Region 6 Conference

FAWCO Region 6 ConferenceThank you to all the participants of the FAWCO Region 6 Conference from the cities of Zürich, Basel, Bern,The Hague, Antwerp, Frankfurt/Taunus, Chilterns and Paris!

You all contributed to a very successful conference!

We learnt how "Every Woman Can Make a Difference", and met people who are passionate about FAWCO and won…Read more: FAWCO Region 6 Conference

FAWCO Regional Conference Report

Report on Region 6 Regional Conference

“Every Woman CAN Make a Difference”

The weekend festivities started on Thursday evening when 34 guests arrived at the AWC Zurich Clubhouse amid candlelight for a fascinating evening of wine tasting from five Swiss regions presented by AWCZ member and wine expert Kristin Fuchs.…

Read more: FAWCO Regional Conference Report

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