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. NAWO has a five year strategic plan, 2015 – 2020.
In 2015 NAWO will be focusing on influencing the replacement to the Millenium Development Goals called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); exploring the progress made in achieving gender equality since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) was adopted by United Nations Member States in China, 1995 (e.g. in the legislations twentieth year); influencing the European Women’s Agenda through joint membership with UK devolved nations in the European Women’s Lobby; and continuing to put pressure on the UK Government to fully fulfil its commitments under the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) .
NAWO attended CSW59 in March 2015 as part of a UK-wide network of women's groups and NGOs lobbying National Governments, the theme of CSW59 was Beijing + 20 (reflecting the 20th anniversary of the BPFA, outlined above). >
NAWO as Secretariat of the UK NGO CSW Alliance are working collaboratively with Alliance Members to ensure that priorities outlined in the UK NGO CSW Alliance collaborative 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 were invited to converse at an NGO meeting with the UK Gender Equalities Office in February 2015.
If you are a Member of the UK NGO CSW Alliance we encourage you to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any news, campaigns or insights you wish us to host here.