International Women's Association of Vilnius
The International Women's Association of Vilnius (IWAV) is a charitable organisation and support group that unites international and local women living in Lithuania.
Blossom of Hope 2023
You can help fight breast cancer
A lump, a suspicion, a mammogram, an MRI, surgery, chemotherapy, remission we all hope. One in ten women will face a diagnosis of breast cancer in her lifetime, and our Blossom of Hope campaign aims to help make that journey as smooth as possible by raising awareness about early diagnosis, by facilitating screening for women and by raising funds that go to purchase medical supplies, all of which improve chances of a positive outcome. This is the 15th consecutive year that the International Women’s Association of Vilnius is supporting women and doctors on the scary journey of a breast cancer diagnosis - many thanks to all who contributed this year by making a cash donation, donating an auction prize or attending our gala charity concert on March 24th.
21st International Christmas Charity Bazaar is coming, save the date!
2d December 2023
12:00 in Vilnius Rotuse
This year the International Women's Association of Vilnius celebrates 21st International Christmas Charity Bazaar on the 2d of December 2023 at Vilnius Town Hall Square. More than thirty embassies and international schools donated gifts and holiday treats and provided entertainment making it a truly magical event.
All the information you may find on the ICCB Facebook Page!
We will be happy to see Vilnius citizens and guests this day!
We are a non-governmental and non-profit association which serves as a forum for socialising, community empowerment and charitable giving.
The association is entirely led and run by volunteers.
Socialising & Charitable Giving
IWAV's mission is socialising and charity giving. We extend the hand of friendship to assist foreign and international women living in Vilnius to promote inter-cultural exchange through an established network.
IWAV works toward sustainable empowerment through a variety of activities designed to contribute to the personal growth of its members, as well as to the vulnerable and disadvantaged groups located within the community we call home.
In 1992, against the backdrop of a newly independent Lithuania, a small group of expatriate women living in Vilnius took the initiative to form a women's group. Alongside a rapidly expanding international community, group membership increased, culminating in 1998 with its official registration as the International Women's Association of Vilnius (IWAV).
In 2003, our famous International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB) was born.
This was followed by our breast cancer charity event Blossom of Hope in 2009.