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.


  • The annual Intergenerational Nottingham Seminar on 17th November, asked the question, “Has Feminism Gone Too Far?” 

The programme, planned and delivered by senior NCYW students from Nottingham Girls’ High School attracted nearly a hundred delegates from a wide area, including Elisabeth Newman, Vice President of the International Council of Women, on a visit from Australia.   Click here to read more. 

  • Listening And  Learning To Good Effect Seminar on 24th November

Northwood College hosted students from JFS, Notting Hill and Ealing High, and RMS Rickmansworth for a seminar when Monica Tolman introduced them to CEDAW –  the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women).  This incorporates the essentials at the heart of NCW- equality ‘in dignity and rights without distinction of any kind, including distinction based on sex.’   For a full report click here