Updated: Sep 16, 2020
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2020
Each year on or around 29th April, women worldwide celebrate ACWW’s international network by joining together to Walk the World.
ACWW Women Walk the World 2020 - #WillWalkforFood
This year, we want to help you raise awareness of the vital work of ACWW in your communities. As ACWW embarks on the Decade of Family Farming in support of the FAO, it is vital that people understand where their food comes from, and the crucial role played by women in food systems.
Your Women Walk the World event is the perfect time to educate your community about the importance of the roles played by women in food systems, and why ACWW is vital for the empowerment of rural women. This is also a key fundraising opportunity, and explaining ACWW's Pennies for Friendship model can show supporters that little donations spread over our vast network can ensure that ACWW continues its vital work.
How is 2020 Different?
This year, ACWW and its members have been affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Because member societies are rightly following WHO and government guidelines and not having meetings, we have seen a decrease in donations to the enabling fund of ACWW: Pennies for Friendship. You will know that our project's donations (The Women Empowered Fund) are restricted to only funding projects and their direct associated costs, so all the other work of ACWW is reliant on Pennies for Friendship. This includes UN representation and participation, promotional and educational materials like the magazine and leaflets, research, Board members' outreach, board and committee meetings, and staffing. While
ACWW has financial security because of our reserves, we need our members to help ensure that ACWW is able to continue all of its vital work, this year and beyond. So, as you plan your event, we will provide you with resources that explain how ACWW uses your donations to help rural women around the world.
Want your own Fundraising Page?
If you would like to have a personalized fundraising page for your event, where your supporters can give donations directly through our online portal, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is better for ACWW if you use a fundraising page hosted by us, as opposed to JustGiving orGoFundMe, because those sites charge higher fees on each transaction, meaning less of your money goes to the cause.
Submitted by Linda Hoy, ACWW Canada Area President