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GWI Centenary Celebration
Bringing the Past and the Future Together

Our Centenary Celebration (evening of 25 July) promises to inspire as our Honorary Co-Chairs and Committee inaugurate this milestone event. Entertainment and ceremony will accompany our re-dedication to friendship, mutual respect and women’s and girls’ right to education. The evening will begin with an Inauguration of the Evening Ceremony and continue with:

  • Recognition of Honorary Co-Chairs
  • Recognition of NFAs of countries that were represented at the first IFUW Conference in 1920
  • GWI Lamp Ceremony and Commemoration of a New Beginning
  • Multicultural Activities
  • Recognition of all NFAs
  • Dinner

Swiss Culture Night


Geneva, Switzerland is not only the setting of the 33rd Triennial and Centenary Conference, it is also a city of culture, history and wonderful landscapes. Embedded between the Alps and the hills of the Jura, the French Speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the river Rhône leaves the Lac Léman. Western Europe’s largest lake, known by the francophones who people its shores as Lac Léman but by the rest of the world as Lake Geneva, is recognized worldwide for its breath-taking scenery.

On Saturday 27 July 2019, do not miss the opportunity to get a taste of Swiss Culture and Cuisine while enjoying the spellbinding lake scenery with the mountain in the background from an authentic Belle-Epoque paddle steamboat. The Swiss Evening will consist of a 3 hours cruise and festive dinner of delectable Swiss Cuisine on the Simplon, one of the jewels of the Lake Geneva General Navigation Company (CGN). CGN is known worldwide for operating the most prestigious Belle-Epoque fleet in the world. Our tour of the Lac Léman will be accompanied by traditional swiss musical entertainment, provided by the acclaimed Music ensemble “La Brante”.

Date: Saturday 27 July 2019

Location: Boat Simplon, Geneva

Cost: CHF 100 per person (including cruise, dinner and entertainment)

Attendance Limit: Maximum 300 persons

The Particulars:
  • Boarding at the Port of Geneva at 19h45
  • Departure for the cruise on Lake Geneva at 20h00
  • Dinner and beverages
  • Entertainment from Swiss folkloric band, La Brante
  • Arrival back to Port of Geneva 23h00