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Seventh International Conference of the Armenian International Women’s Association Held at AUA

From October 9-12, 2014, the Seventh International Conference of the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) was held at the American University of Armenia (AUA). This year’s conference was themed “Armenian Women in Action: Building Communities around the Globe,” and was organized in association with the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia and AUA.

Suzanne Moranian, AIWA President, stated, “Yerevan symbolizes not only the capital of the Armenian homeland, but for Armenian women, it symbolizes our driving belief in ourselves and in our future. This tremendous spirit is embodied here at our conference. In these few days in October, Armenian women will come together to envision a new world for themselves and one that will endure for future generations.”

AIWA’s mission is to promote and enrich the social, economic and personal advancement of Armenian women worldwide through educational community activities that unite Armenian women, promote gender equity, and emphasize our Armenian cultural heritage.

AIWA has been supporting AUA through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, a high-powered 6-week training designed to address the specific needs, challenges, and opportunities faced by women in Armenia.

In June 2014, AUA received four donations from members of the AIWA Los Angeles Chapter to sponsor female Armenian students at the university throughout their studies.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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Items for sale at the Seventh International Conference of the Armenian International Women’s Association.

 

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