ASSOCIATED COUNTRY WOMEN OF THE WORLD
ACWW is an association of women-led societies and groups working collectively for the shared vision of an improved quality of life for women and communities worldwide. With 420 member societies in 73 countries, ACWW gives voice to over 9 million rural and non-rural women.
ACWW believes that through cooperation and understanding we can empower our members to create opportunities for women to exercise more power, make better decisions and change their own lives for the better.
Particular concerns are the relief of poverty, relief of sickness and the protection and preservation of health and advancement of education. Membership is open to Societies and Groups as well as Individuals.
ACWW offers active support for a wide range of crucial development programmes in rural communities. These opportunities and programmes include:
leadership and skill training, nutrition and education,
literacy and basic education (including family planning and HIV/Aids awareness)
small business initiatives and small-scale agricultural income-generating initiatives.
In late 2015, Project 1000 was granted funds. Since the year 1977, ACWW has distributed over £2.2 million in grants to some of the poorest communities on earth.