Posts tagged "International Women Associates"

Connie Duckworth: An Agent for Peace and Change

(PR Release from International Women Associates-IWA) Well before recent sensational news coverage of women’s rights struggles overseas,in areas like Tahir Square where ten thousand Egyptian women urged the military to stop the violent practice of stripping and dragging women protestors into the streets, Connie K. Duckworth has been a change agent for peace and women’s economic empowerment in the U.S.... Read more »

International Women Associates (a.k.a. IWA)

What is the power of women? I’ve seen women’s groups who bicker like a barnyard hen house. Women who have worked to raise thousands and thousands of dollars abroad, to help the country where they live through organizations like Habitat for Humanity. And now I see IWA–a Chicago-area group that connects women who have a... Read more »
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