AIWA’s Story

In recognition of the need for an Armenian organization that would unite Armenian women worldwide and focus on the issues of mutual interest and concern, the Armenian International Womens’s Association was established and incorporated as a non-profit, non-political, non-secterian organization in 1991.

Women from around the world have responded enthusiastically to AIWA’s mission and it’s programs

Los Angeles Affiliate Board of Directors


Silva Katchiguian, President
Argine Jean Kelegian, 1st Vice President
Ani Aivazian, 2nd Vice President
Julia Aghishian, Recording Secretary
Cindy Norian, Treasurer
Lily Ring Balian, Publicity & Board Liaison
Joan Agajanian Quinn, U.N. Rep. & Board Liaison
Diana Hekimian, Media Coordinator

Nancy Arabian, Houry Aposhian
Diane Cabraloff, Andrea Fehring
Christina Jabarian, Hermine Janoyan
Margaret Mgrublian, Nicole Nishanian
Arsine Phillips, Gayane Tatoulian
Jessica Vartoughian, Nora Yacoubian

Statement of Purpose

To establish contacts with women’s organizations, both Armenian and non-Armenian, in the United States, in Armenia, and around the world.

To provide a forum for dialogue and discussion on issues of interest to Armenian women in the fields of education, social welfare, culture, and business.

To gather information about the changing role of women in the world, to monitor the activities of Armenian women, and to establish an Armenian women’s archive.

To increase the visibility of Armenian women and to promote their equal role in the community.

To develop a liaison with world news agencies to provide accurate information in the media on Armenia and Armenians.

To sponsor programs and issue publications to further these purposes.

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"To unite Armenian women and to address the critical issues facing them everywhere."