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THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION RATIFIED IN APRIL 2017

THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION RATIFIED IN APRIL 2017 The “Istanbul Convention” is a Council of Europe Convention adopted by the meeting of the Council in Istanbul in April 2011.   It is a pan-European treaty aimed at stamping out violence against women. The treaty sets...

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WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK

International News May 2017 REPORT ON NCWGB’S DELEGATION TO U.N. COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN CSW61 - NEW YORK, MARCH 2017 THEME:  ‘WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK’ NCWGB accredited a delegation of 8 members to attend this commission.  Two further...

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Statement to mark Human Rights Day, 10th December 2015

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...

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Statement to mark Human Rights Day, 10th December 2015

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...

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NCW President attends Women Of The Year Lunch 2015

It was an honour to attend this year's Lunch celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Women Of The Year. The first event was founded by Lady Lothian OBE, who was also Patron of the National Council of Women. Lady Lothian was responsible for organising our list of...

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Results of the 2015 NCWGB Conference

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. Girls from...

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Seminar Social Media Today – Good or Bad ?

South and West Midland Region of NCW held a Seminar  in Cheltenham to discuss the many issues surrounding Social Media and its effect on young people.  We were particularly pleased to welcome four NCYW girls taking time out of their exam revision.  Two excellent...

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Seminar

This ‘significant NCYW moment’ was the first ever 18+ event, organised by NCYW Standing Committee member, Charlotte Kitchen. It took place at Stephenson College, University of Durham, Stockton Campus on 29 April 2015.  The choice of venue ensured that the audience was...

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NCW marks it's 120th year: a message from the President

President Gwenda Nicholas reflects on the key issues that the NCW is actively engaged in, as well as the work being done by NCW members around the country. 2015 was the 120th anniversary of the founding of the National Council of Women.  We salute the passion of our...

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Seminar: What’s good about being a girl?

The National Council of Young Women Interschool/Intergenerational Seminar took place in Parliament week on November 18th 2014 at Bulwell Academy, Nottingham. NCW President Gwenda Nicholas reports on the event. “So much has been achieved, so much still needs to be...

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Pensions in 2015

Blog: NCW Honorary Associate Dr. Ros Altmann CBE, is an independent expert on consumer finance, pensions, retirement, care funding and economic policy. She advises governments, corporations and industry bodies and was recently appointed as the UK Government’s Older...

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"Strictly Democracy"

NCW President Gwenda Nicholas, a judge at Parliament Week event “Strictly Democracy”, sponsored by the British Federation of Women Graduates and held at the London HQ of the Rotary club, commented “It was a challenging but rewarding task, judging such inspiring...

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