ACWW'S Aims and Objectives
To provide practical support to its members and help them set up income-generating schemes.
To give rural women a voice at international level through its links with UN agencies.
Active Member Societies (Jan 2012)
EAST, WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA
Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda
Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
CENTRAL & SOUTH ASIA
Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
SOUTH EAST ASIA & FAR EAST
Brunei, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines
Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales
Australia, Christmas Island, East Timor, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue Island, Papua New Guinea, Tonga
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CARRIBBEAN, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
Brazil, Colombia, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago
The History of ACWW
London April 1929 – first International Conference of Rural Women – 46 women from 24 countries attended four-day conference.
Vienna 1930 – conference decision by the International Council of Women to form a 'Liaison Committee' of rural women's organisations.
Stockholm 1933 – the committee became the Associated Country Women of the World.