National Alliance of Women’s Organisations


Who We Are

The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations is an umbrella organisation for over 100 organisations and individuals concerned with making equality between women and men a reality.

What We Do

NAWO acts as a bridge between women’s organisations and decision makers both nationally and internationally. We consult our members and communicate their views to policy makers at all levels, to ensure that women’s voices are heard and heeded.


NAWO Chair Annette Lawson and NAWO Vice-Chair Zarin Hainsworth attended CSW 58 which took place at the UN from the 10th – 21st March 2014, as part of a UK-wide network of women’s groups and NGOs lobbying National Governments, conclusions and next steps report coming soon.  We are also currently running a Young Women’s Manifesto Project, getting young women engaged with European Parliament

Recent Work

In line with our Young Women’s Manifesto Project and following on in the ‘Why Gender Should be on Europe’s Agenda’ series NAWO hosted a conference on March 3rd 2014 at Europe House.  Young Women attendees discussed and debated the issues that they felt most negatively affected their lives and put forward their suggestions on how [...]

NAWO co-sponsored this high level briefing, hosted by Alistair Burt MP and with speakers including NAWO Youth Caucus members. Read the report here. Both NAWO and the event were referenced by Alistair Burt during the 28 November House of Commons debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

On Tuesday 1 October, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held a seminar to feed into the discussion of the European Parliament (EP) on the issue of prostitution

NAWO attended the UK Government’s Examination at the 55th CEDAW Session in July 2013. Full report coming soon! Find the Transcript of Examination and Concluding Observations here

© NAWO 2012.    Website by Positive Web Design.