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Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

Please go to the ACWW website for all current information, updates and leadership information.

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Ardyce Snyder
ACWW  Coordinator for
National FCE


  • Improved quality of life for women and communities worldwide

  • Empowerment of Rural Women, raising the standards of living for Rural Women and their families, and enabling their voices to be heard on the global stage


ACWW is an international network of 450 rural women’s organizations in more than 80 countries representing more than 9 million members. It works to improve standards of living for rural women and their families through its advocacy and grassroots project funding. ACWW advocates for its members through its consultative status with the United Nation. The work of ACWW is supported through memberships, donations, and contributions to the Rural Women in Action Fund. The ACWW Triennial World Conference is held every three years.


You can learn more about ACWW and support and encourage their work through:

  1. Education

    • Present program on the ACWW organization.

    • Present program on ACWW projects.

    • Present program on international countries and cultures.

    • Study resolutions and recommendations. A copy of current resolutions and recommendations is available from the ACWW website or National Headquarters .

  2. Action

    • Collect money for the Rural Women in Action Fund. Donations to this fund will support all ACWW’s work, from projects to advocacy to education and awareness-raising, all interconnected elements of ACWW’s work.

    • Encourage Individual membership in ACWW.

    • Encourage your State FCE organization to join ACWW as a member Society.

    • Be involved in international policymaking and holding national governments to account. You can do this through participating in surveys from ACWW, giving member feedback, and the sharing of stories, and participation in events.

  3. Leadership

    • Serve as the ACWW Coordinator for your State Society if they are a member of ACWW.


In April 2019 Mrs Bonnie Teeples was elected as Area President for the United States of America for the 2019-2022 Triennium. Mrs Teeples joined the National Association for Family and Community Education because their values and those of ACWW ‘closely align with my personal values. I am first and foremost a wife and mother to six grown children and grandmother to eleven. I am very concerned about the issues that face families around the world. The work each organization does reflects what I think is important in life.’ She has served in various leadership and organizational capacities in several organizations and runs her own business with 140 vendors and oversees 9 employees. She is Study group Chairman and Secretary; County Council President, Secretary, Vice-President. Oregon FCE Membership Chairman, District Director 5, Vice President Public Policy, President. National FEC Public Policy Co-ordinator, Vice President Public Policy, President. National FCE Conference Chairman (4 years), Oregon FCE Conference Chair (3 conferences). Mrs Teeples served on byelaws and hand book revision committees and has written several educational pieces for National and Oregon FCE.

Mrs Bonnie Teeples ACWW - United States Area President 2019-2022

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