National Alliance of Women’s Organisations
Who We Are
The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations is an alliance of 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 work to build alliances around issues so that we can improve the situation of women and effect change. We consult our members and communicate their views to policy makers at all levels, to ensure that women’s voices are heard and heeded. NAWOs five year strategic plan, 2015 – 2020 can be found here.
NAWO Chair Annette Lawson, NAWO Vice-Chair Zarin Hainsworth and NAWo Treasurer Lynda Dearlove are attending CSW59 in March 2015 as part of a UK-wide network of women’s groups and NGOs lobbying National Governments. NAWO as secretariat of the CSW Alliance are ensuring that priorities outlined in the UK NGO CSW Alliance Shadow Report ‘UK Women: Rights and Progress’ are put forward at National, European and International level for consideration. As part of this process NAWO affiliated representatives and Member Organisations attended the NGO Forum in Geneva to speak on behalf of women and girls in the UK, the UK Government Consultation Meeting on November 10th 2014 in London and recently an NGO meeting with the UK Gender Equalities Office in February 2015.