The Federation of International Women’s Associations in London (FIWAL)
Our mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and expertise between member organizations. FIWAL’s formation in March 1986 stemmed from the strong belief that, if women of different races, religions and cultures from national associations could meet in a strictly non-political but structured and relaxed manner, they would find common ground through shared interests which would benefit their organisations and individual membership. FIWAL’s members grow in understanding, and, from that understanding mutual support and strength flourish.
FIWAL also organizes several events of its own to provide a forum for its members. As well as the prestigious Biennial Conference covering current issues, we offer –
- Seasonal Gala fund-raising events, often held jointly with Diplomatic missions.
- The Biennial Spring lunch with distinguished speakers, held on alternate years to the Conference.
How we work
Each member Association may elect up to three member representatives to FIWAL and at least one represents her Association on FIWAL’s Board of Directors which meets three times a year. The Board elects an Executive Committee which is responsible for the day to day operation of FIWAL. You can read our full constitution here.
- Executive Committee as of August 2022
a member of the Pan Asian Women’s Association
a member of The Women’s Council
a member of The American Women’s Club of London
a member of The Iranian Women’s Association
a member of South East Asian Women’s Club
a member of the Australian Women’s Club
a member of The Women’s Council and KCWC
Dateline Editor/Social Media
a member of KCWC and The Hampstead Women’s Club
Immediate Past President
a member of Commonwealth Countries League
a member of The Canadian Women’s Club
Past Presidents continue to work with the Executive on an Advisory Committee.