National Council of Young Women

Giving Young Women a Voice


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.

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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THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN GREAT BRITAIN Administrative Office: 81 Bondgate, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 7JT. Tel: 01325 367375
Registered Charity No 1001015. Registered in England and Wales. No. 502692. Company limited by guarantee. No. 502692.
Registered Office: 36 Danbury Street, London, N1 8JU. NCW has special consultative status at the United Nations.