Aging with Empowerment and Dignity (AWED)

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Aging with Empowerment and Dignity (AWED)
Project name: Dealing with Aging as a Woman in Fiji
Project timeframe: 7 months

AWED is a support group for aging women over 50 years. It was founded in 2017 by two aging friends who were concerned that their issues were not being addressed by state policies. The group is governed by a 10-member interim steering committee made up of aging professional women with varying work experiences ranging from accounting, legal, management, and peacebuilding. AWED is working towards enhancement of the quality of life for aging women in Fiji by highlighting their needs, advocating for their rights, and facilitating learning, and knowledge sharing amongst aging women.