CELEBRATING 120 YEARS WORKING for WOMEN and GIRLS TOWARDS A BETTER SOCIETY
President Gwenda Nicholas reflects on the passion of our predecessors and the current work of NCW members who are tackling issues such as equal representation in Parliament, the effects of social media on children and domestic violence. Read more >
Theresa May, Minister for Women and local MP, at an NCW conference. Many of our branches connect with their local MPs
Aneeta Prem, chair of Freedom Charity, at the NCW conference
Juliet Lyon, NCW competition judge and Director, Prison Reform Trust
Rebecca Stephens, MBE, NCW competition judge and motivational speaker
Intergenerational seminar – listening and discussing
NCWGB Immediate Past President Elsie Leadley with Mary Gaerty, President of Malta NCW at ICW/ ECICW Malta Conference 2014.
Competition winner in the age 13-18 age category, Sofia Grebenkina talking to Panel Chair, Krishnan Guru-Murthy. As part of her prize, she got to ask the first question at the Hansard Society's Young People's Question Time event for Parliament Week.
SpeakOut winner Sofia Grebenkina with competition Judge Maggie Aderin-Pocock at Badminton School where Maggie gave a talk as part of the prize awarded to Sofia as 13 – 18 category winner. Maggie has recently started co-presenting the BBC program “Sky at Night”.
Listening And Learning To Good Effect Northwood College hosted an NCYW seminar about CEDAW – the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women). This incorporates the essentials at the heart of NCW: equality ‘in dignity and rights without distinction of any kind, including distinction based on sex.’ For a full report click here
NCYW’s annual Intergenerational Nottingham Seminar asked the question, “Has Feminism Gone Too Far?” The programme, planned and delivered by NCYW students from Nottingham Girls’ High School attracted nearly a hundred delegates, including Elisabeth Newman, Vice President of the International Council of Women, on a visit from Australia. Click here to read more
Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The National Council of Women warmly supports this statement sent to us from the International Council of Women of which we are a member and which has member Councils in nearly 70 countries.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham, 9th to 11th October 2015 After strong debate Conference delegates, including representatives from our affiliated societies, ratified a number of important and topical resolutions to add to NCW policy. Several earlier resolutions were also reaffirmed and work on them will continue. More details here
VIDEO: Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice – celebrating the first NCW national writing competition at House of Commons