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Other Affiliations

CFUW is a proud member of the following networks and organizations:

National Council of Women of Canada

Women, Peace, and Security Network of Canada

International Alliance of Women

International Alliance of Women

The International Alliance of Women (IAW) is an international NGO comprising of 41 member organizations involved in the promotion of women’s human rights, equality, and the empowerment of women. The IAW has general consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is accredited to many specialized UN agencies, has participatory status with the Council of Europe, and is represented at the Arab League, the African Union, and other international organizations. It was founded in 1904 and is based in Geneva.


The objectives of IAW are:

  • to promote the human rights and the empowerment of women in all spheres of life
  • to ensure that the status of every individual without distinction on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, religious or political persuasion or any other ground shall be based on respect for the person
  • to promote social justice and to work for peace and good understanding among peoples.


IAW adopted a new constitution in 2022.

IAW Report, 2022-2023