The Organization of Women of the Americas (OWA), is a
non profit organization operated under section 501 (c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and founded in 1997 by the wives of the
Ambassadors to the Organization of the American States (OAS). One of the
principal objectives of OWA is to sensitize members of the public, the
diplomatic community, and public and private institutions and entities
in the United States of America and elsewhere, regarding the needs and
problems of women and children , and to attempt to contribute to the
solution of these needs and problems, by supporting specific projects
directed to these unprotected groups in the Americas.
The main event organized by OWA since 1999 is the Food Festival of the Americas.
It was born as an initiative with the aim to help charitable
institutions, hospitals and organizations that attend and relieve the
problems of women, and needy and unprotected children who migrate to the
metropolitan area of Washington D.C.