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Associated Country Women of the World


​ACWW Representatives for Oxfordshire - Jane Finnerty & Sarah Griffey


You can read more about the work of ACWW at


ACWW is an International Membership Organisation, founded in the late 1920s by a Canadian woman with a dream of uniting rural women from all around the world.  Today the organisation represents millions of women through more than 460 member societies in over 70 countries worldwide.  Working in partnership with its members and member societies, ACWW offers mutual support, friendship and practical help.

ACWW is the largest International Development Organisation for rural women, connecting and supporting women and communities around the world.

Its main aim can be summed up as EMPOWERING WOMEN WORLDWIDE by seeking to

  • Raise the health and standard of living for rural women and their families

  • Providing practical support to its members and help them set up income-generating schemes

  • SUPPORT education opportunities for women and girls and help eliminate gender discrimination

  • GIVE rural women a voice at international level through its links with several United Nations agencies.

ACWW has a uniquely down to earth approach, offering mutual support, friendship and practical help to its members, which together represent over 9 million women worldwide.This can be achieved through partnership, sharing knowledge, local activities, volunteering and funding projects which help to raise the standard of living for rural communities in some of the world’s poorest areas.

Tales of African Dreamtime, retold by Magdalene Sacranie, Eynsham WI, is very popular with our county members and their families. With a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith, this colourfully illustrated collection of magical tales will delight children aged 7 and over, and the eternal child in us all. From the wild plains of Sudan to a village in Cameroon, this collection of stories gathers folk tales from many different African traditions. Over forty stories are narrated in a lively, conversational style. Discover how man lost his tail, puzzle over riddles, and meet a variety of animals from the lazy rabbit to the wicked leopard. 


​If you would like to sell copies of the Tales at your WI, we’d be delighted to arrange for the books to be sent to your group. The recommended sale price is £7.99 per copy. 100% of the profits will be donated to ACWW. 

Tales of African Dreamtime, priced at £7.99 available in colour softback. 100% of the profits are sent to ACWW.

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