About Us

The Barcelona Women’s Network is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political social and charitable organization offering support and friendship to both local and international women residing in the greater Barcelona area.
Started by a small group of friends in 1998, the BWN has emerged into a dynamic and diverse group with an average membership of 210 women from over 20 different nationalities.
Our purpose is fourfold:
  • Foster friendships and goodwill among women of all nations.
  • Encourage a greater cultural understanding of the many facets of life in Barcelona and Catalonia.
  • Showcase the goods and services of business members as well as provide professional networking opportunities.
  • Give back to the community through fundraising for a variety of local charities, which focus on women’s and children’s interests.
Every month, BWN members enjoy exclusive invitations to social, educational, cultural, charitable, and professional events. They have access to member forums, member directories, special offers from sponsors and partners, and an amazing network of contacts, talents, and knowledge.

Our Charitable Focus

Every two years, the Barcelona Women’s Network selects two or three local organizations to support through financial contributions and with the time, talents and expertise of our membership.

We are delighted to lend our support to these two organizations during the 2018 – 2020 membership years.

A.A.D.A.S (Associacio Assistencia Dones Agredides Sexualment) provides free specialised and total assistance for women, children and adolescents who have suffered sexual violence. Registered since 1991, the organisation has been very active in changing the treatment victims of sexual violence receive from the authorities, working with the police and hospitals to raise awareness and put in place suitable protocols.
Their mission is to help very elderly people who live alone on a very low income (with minimum pension) with weekly visit from volunteers, help with housework and bureaucracy, workshops and social events, and food parcels where necessary. The social aspect is a vital part of it as many do not have any surviving family members. Currently 421 people are being helped by this organisation (333 women), with the majority being over the age of 85, and a few over 100 years old. Most of the beneficiaries are Spanish, some South American, and one English lady

Our FAWCO Connection

The BWN is also a member of FAWCO (www.fawco.org), a non-partisan, not-for-profit, and international federation of independent organizations consisting of 76 member clubs that represent more than 17,000 individuals in 40 countries.
FAWCO’s mission is fourfold:
 Build strong support networks for its American and international membership;
 Improve the lives of women and girls worldwide;
 Advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and
 Mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.

A Day In Barcelona Visitor’s Guide
As one of its projects, the BWN FAWCO Committee created a visitors guide to Barcelona that has been a life-saver resource for expats hosting out-of-town visitors. (Especially in the summer!) You can download a copy of  the guide here: A Day In Barcelona.

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Looking for ways to be involved? See our list of Committees.
Check out the range of activities that appear on our calendar.
Learn about our benefits of membership.
If you have a specific question, feel free to contact our membership coordinator

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