2015 marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of the National Council of Women.
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”.
RETIREMENT HOUSING BLOG: The National Council of Women’s East Midland Region held a seminar in Nottingham on important current issues concerning Housing for Older People. Read the Chairman’s report.
PENSION BLOG: After the revolution in pensions last year, the implementation of new flexibilities will begin during 2015. Get essential advice on your pension for 2015 from finance and pensions expert Dr. Ros Altmann, the Government’s champion for older workers and an honorary associate of NCW. Read more.
EVENT: What’s good about being a girl? The National Council of Young Women Interschool/Intergenerational Seminar took place in Parliament Week at Bulwell Academy in Nottingham. Find out what students had to say about the big issues facing women today. Read more.
UPDATE: NCW President Gwenda Nicholas was a judge at the Parliament Week event “Strictly Democracy”, sponsored by the British Federation of Women Graduates and held at the London HQ of the Rotary club. Read more
UPDATE: NCW members encouraged to shape priorities on gender equality: NCW President Gwenda Nicholas calls on members to complete a Government Equalities Office survey which will influence UK priorities for women and girls. Read more.
VIDEO: Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice – celebrating the first NCW national writing competition at House of Commons