2013-2016 Target Program
In March 2013, Human Rights for Women – Protecting the Rights and Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Worldwide, was announced as the overarching theme for the FAWCO Target Program 2013 – 2016.
In 2013, twelve Target Project proposals were submitted and the Target Selection Committee developed a short list of three finalist projects announced in December 2013. FAWCO Member Clubs voted for the winning Target Project. The Target Project — Free The Girls — was announced at the March 2014 Interim Conference in Brussels. Free the Girls works with former victims of sex trafficking in Africa and Latin America, helping them rebuild their lives through economic empowerment.
FAUSA and Free The Girls
FAUSA discovered Free the Girls well before it was a contender for the FAWCO Target Program when we held a Bra Drive at the 2013 FAUSA Cincinnati Getaway and Annual Meeting. We believe that we raised the profile of Free the Girls with the FAWCO Network. Newly elected President, Janet Darrow, hand delivered the bras to the Free the Girls distribution center in Indiana after the Cincinnati event where she was able to meet the founder of the organization and tour the facility. The following year, Kimba Langas and Melissa Swearingen Watson from Free the Girls were our featured speakers at the FAUSA Colorado Springs Getaway and a bra drive again was incorporated into the yearly event. Later in the year, FAUSA Member, Leslie Nelson, reacted to a plea for bras by hosting a Holiday bra drive in Kansas. We anticipate that our relationship with US-based, Free the Girls will continue long after the Target Program is finished.
Make A Donation
To make a donation to the Target Project, click here and scroll down the right hand banner to Target Project.