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”.
End of Life Issues, a meeting in Birmingham to discuss a full range of end of life choices. Speakers will include Rob Marris MP, Baroness Finlay, Hospice UK, Professsor Magi Sque. A report of the event will be available shortly.
“Voices for Change in Britain and Abroad” Annual Conference 2016, 7 – 9 October 2016: this year our conference will take place in Darlington between 7 and 9 October. We have an interesting and informative programme, opening with a Seminar Young Women’s Voices for Change. Read more here….
Women in Afghanistan: a life of disadvantage In a talk organized by the National Council of Women at Stephenson College, Durham, Dr Manizha Hadi provided an overview of the disadvantages a female is likely to face over a lifetime in Afghanistan, from being born through to her death. Read more here...
Children in Care Review The Prison Reform Trust have now produced an independent review of children in care in the justice system, In Care, Out of Trouble, chaired by Lord Laming. The NCW Social and Employment Committee together with the Prison Reform Trust submitted a resolution at the NCW annual conference in October 2015 ‘Children in care and keeping them out of trouble’ calling on the government to be a good parent to children in care. This was passed unanimously. Click here to read more.
VIDEO: Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice – celebrating the first NCW national writing competition at House of Commons