National Council of Young Women

Giving Young Women a Voice


We would like to welcome you to The National Council of Young Women, NCYW, from the team that coordinates this part of NCW, Barbara Maddison leads the team of three including two other trustees Gillian Weston and Penny Bennett. The organisation 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 our annual conference and national surveys on current issues.Our seminars look at issues around:

  • Work/life balance
  • 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. Follow us on social media or contact us to find out more on 01325 367375 or send us an email.

Student Resource booklet – If you’re at school then we’ve produced this resource for you!

Through one of our NCYW seminars we realised that school groups with feminist societies could benefit from support materials that we could provide. We got a working party together to produce some initial ideas and this was collated and finalised by one of our amazing young NCW members.

We now have a fantastic resource which we know schools will find invaluable and enjoy using.

Find out more about key topics like Body positivity, Period poverty and FGM. Learn how to set up a NCYW group and what you can do to make a difference.

Download your booklet here

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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.