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.
Thanks for a magical 20th International Christmas Charity Bazaar, save the date for 2023!
This year the International Women's Association of Vilnius celebrated our Jubilee 20th International Christmas Charity Bazaar on the 3rd of December 2022 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. We are delighted to report that the event raised 64 287 EUR for six charity beneficiaries in Lithuania. Photos of the event and the handover ceremony are on the ICCB Facebook Page!
Save the date of December 2nd, 2023 for the 21st annual International Christmas Charity Bazaar. We are now accepting applications from charity beneficiaries, to apply click here:
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.