Arab Women’s Organization (AWO)

The Arab Women Organization (AWO) is an intergovernmental organization established under the umbrella of the League of Arab States and headquartered in Egypt. It emerged from the Cairo Declaration issued by the First Arab Women Summit which convened in Cairo ,November 2000 and was co-organized by the National Council for Women in Egypt, Hariri Foundation in Lebanon and the League of Arab States. AWO’s agreement came into effect in March 2003.

The AWO aims at:
- Empowering Arab women and building their capacities to promote progress of Arab societies.
- Raising awareness of the necessity of engaging women as equal partners in societal development.
- Coordinating Arab efforts in order to foster women empowerment and elevate awareness of their vital role in society.