All Women’s Institutes and their members are part of an international body called The Associated Country Women in the World (ACWW), which brings attention and funds to global projects is active in over 70 countries. ACWW also gives women a voice at international levels by its links with the United Nations. On PEI the provincial board highlights ACWW every second year with an event.
April 29, 2020 -ACWW Walk the World will take place.In the midst of event closures and postponements a modification has occurred for at least one upcoming WI event taking place late April.
On April 29, Women Institute members around the world invite the general public to take part of an annual Women Walk the World Event. This event is part of the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) to bring awareness to its efforts. This year the walk will proceed globally by following world wide health authority guidelines and on PEI by following the current provincial health directives of PEI’s Chief Medical Officer. This walk will connect women around the world, yet by staying apart.
TheAssociated Country County Women of the World (ACWW) brings attention and funds to vital global projects for rural women in over 70 countries. ACWW also gives women a voice at international levels by its links with the United Nations. For the most update information on this global walk please view online at ACWW@org.uk
If you are not required to self isolate, the PEIWI Board of Directors encourages all to walk individually or with members of your household only, on or around April 29 using current provincial health directive guidelines. To date, this includes avoiding crowds and by practicing social distancing. In addition to the April walk event, WI wants to emphasize the importance of remaining active during our stay at home mandate.
Using the guidelines, PEIWI suggests Islanders can simply walk close to their home or down a well known and approved locations. The board would also like to promote your walking efforts across PEI. Please email photos of your walk to firstname.lastname@example.org - the images could simply include photos of your path, your footwear, a family member walking, or even a selfie. Have fun with your walk and please share with WI by emailing email@example.com sending a message through to the PEI Women Institute Facebook page.
ACWW Walk - On or around ACWW Day, April 29, members world wide are asked to join in Women Walk the World for ACWW.
ACWW Walk - On or around ACWW Day, April 29, members world wide were asked to join in Women Walk the World for ACWW.
ACWW Day on PEI - PEIWI celebrated ACWW Day on April 29th at the Farm Centre from 1-3 pm with guest speakers Doreen Cole, Past President PEIWI and Marie Kenny, FWIC President on the ACWW Convention in India this past year.
On or around ACWW Day, 29th April members and members of the public were encouraged worldwide to join in Women Walk the World for ACWW and if interested donations can be made to ACWW, through PEIWI office or branches for ongoing projects.
The aim of this walk is raise ACWW’s image, promote ACWW & increase funds.
Walking on ACWW Day on April 29th would be ideal, however it could be any suitable date. Everyone starting their walk at the same time, for example 10am, in different time zones, would result in member walking at all times during a 24 hour period.
ACWW funds more than 900 projects around the world. ACWW’s current projects:
- Water for All Fund– This fund is used for water, sanitation and hygiene projects.
- Women Feed the World Fund– This fund is used for projects that promote progressive farming techniques and upgrading of women’s skills in agriculture-based activities.
- Projects Fund– This fund is used for projects which do not fit into the funding criteria of the other projects funds, such as education, literacy, and income generation.
Congratulations to Prince Edward Island WI Branches for contributing $309.00. Currently, Canada is just shy of their $10,000 goal - should you wish to donate further, tax receipts are available from ACWW.