WUCWO
World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations

THE QUESTION HAS BEEN ASKED OVER THE YEARS - WHAT IS WUCWO?  WHAT DOES IT DO?

 THE WORLD UNION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS (WUCWO) IS A FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN'S GROUPS THAT ARE FAITHFUL TO THE CHURCH AND ARE USUALLY ORGANIZED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

 IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1910 AS THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUES AND RENAMED WUCWO IN 1952. THE NCCW JOINED WUCWO IN 1921.

 THE PURPOSE OF WUCWO SINCE ITS FOUNDING HAS BEEN TO PROMOTE THE PRESENCE, PARTICIPATION AND CO-RESPONSIBILITY OF CATHOLIC WOMEN IN SOCIETY AND THE CHURCH, IN ORDER TO ENABLE THEM TO FULFILL THEIR MISSION OF EVANGELIZATION AND TO WORK FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.

 MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS ARE FOUND IN 5 REGIONS – NORTH AMERICA, LATIN AMERICA, EUROPE, AFRICA AND ASIA PACIFIC. THERE ARE 57 COUNTRIES AND APPROXIMATELY 100 ORGANIZATIONS IN WUCWO AT PRESENT.

 WUCWO'S VOICE IS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE CHURCH FOR OVER 100 YEARS. THIS CHAIR WILL CONTINUE SHARING THE LASTEST NEWS,

STRUCTURE OF WUCWO AND AREAS OF CONCERN IN FUTURE REPORTS.

WINKIE LEFILS
PAST VICE PRESIDENT OF WUCWO