National Council of Young Women

Giving Young Women a Voice

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG WOMEN

The National Council of Young Women provides a unique opportunity for young women to learn about and discuss topical issues, and to make a real contribution to improving our society.We bring together women of all ages for discussions and workshops. In addition, the many schools, colleges and universities that have already linked themselves to NCWGB receive regular news updates, and take part in national surveys on current issues.Our seminars look at issues around:

  • Work/life balance – Career, family and personal life
  • Citizenship – How local and national government work; the role of NGOs; how you can make a contribution to society
  • Women in decision making – Women’s participation in decision making, from business to national government
  • Sexual stereotyping – The effects of gender, diversity and culture on women’s lives. The portrayal of young women in the media
  • Violence against women and girls
  • The Rights of Women and Girls as agreed in UN declarations

NCW values the views expressed by members of the National Council of Young Women, and we take their reports into account when debating resolutions to take forward to Government.

Find out more about our NCYW programme and how girls and young women help develop our policy. Call us on 01325 367375 or send us an email.

NCW Elects a new President

NCW Elects a new President At the Annual General Meeting on October 8, at Leamington Spa, Gwenda Nicholas, who has so ably steered the National Council of Women GB for the last three years, handed over the chain of office to her successor, Dr Andrena Telford. Andrena...

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NFU Rural Broadband and Mobile phone coverage survey

NFU Rural Broadband and Mobile phone coverage survey The NFU, one of our affiliated organisations, is the voice of British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members. Access to Broadband and Mobile...

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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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NCYW Event: "Women in Afghanistan: a life of disadvantage"

A National Council of Young Women event entitled "Women in Afghanistan: a life of disadvantage" was held recently at Stephenson College, Durham University Queens Campus. The talk given by Dr Manizha Hadi, a PhD student in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health,...

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Children in Care Review

Too many children in care - ending up behind bars! The Social and Employment Committee and our affiliate the Prison Reform Trust submitted a resolution at the annual conference in October 2015 ‘Children in care and keeping them out of trouble’, calling on the...

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Condolences: Jo Cox MP

Love and support to the family and friends of Jo Cox MP from every member of the National Council of Women.  The  tragic loss of a young wife and mother is devastating but her commitment to a life of public service will continue to be an inspiration. Her work for...

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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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“I enjoyed talking to the older generation and hearing different views from mine”

“I was informed and moved by the speakers”

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN GREAT BRITAIN Administrative Office: 81 Bondgate, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 7JT. Tel: 01325 367375
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Registered Office: 36 Danbury Street, London, N1 8JU. NCW has special consultative status at the United Nations.