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The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) is an alliance of diverse membership organisations and individuals working for and passionate about women’s empowerment.
We have decades of unique expertise, beginning in the 1970s, in enabling women, girls and women’s organisations to understand the laws and processes that ensure their human rights at all levels. All of our work is underpinned by the values and implementation of UN gender equality mechanisms
NAWO is an alliance of diverse membership organisations and individuals working for and passionate about women’s empowerment. We work to represent the needs and interests of women at a national and international level.
We amplify the voices of women of all ages in various UN level processes. We employ our ECOSOC status at the UN by annually participating in and presenting side events at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).'s%20Alliance
A safe platform to demand our human rights, equality and justice. We collectively bring our lived experiences to impact gender policy and legislation at government level. Unite! Act! Amplify! Your voice is the voice of tomorrow: book your place at our table TODAY
NAWO recognises the vital importance of working UK-wide to further women’s equality, and works with sister organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to represent UK women to the European Women’s Lobby.
NAWO’s membership varies from very large to very small; from service level and grass roots to international campaigning organisations. It is this membership that ensures we are well-qualified to contribute in a meaningful way to policy-making processes.

The Human Cost of Conflict Related Sexual Violence #CSW68

Side Event at Commission on The Status Of Women (CSW68). A report by Zipporah Adenike Omowummi Oladejo.
The main focus of the event was on the human factor of conflict related Sexual violence in Nations across the globe, especially in conflict countries like Tigray, Sudan, Ukraine, Gaza and more...
International Women's Day 2024

International Women’s Day 2024

Join us on March 8, 2024, for International Women’s Day, under the theme “Invest in women: Accelerate progress”, and take a stand with us using the hashtag #InvestInWomen
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CSW68 – Mirror to the face of poverty

Thursday March 14th - CCUN 11th Floor
Why is the face of poverty the most disadvantaged women - and what can be done to prevent female poverty.
This interactive in person seminar will provide alternative perspectives on the different faces of female poverty with examples of best practice and solutions.
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CSW68 – Social protection for widows globally

Tuesday March 19th - Bahai International Community Offices, 866 UN Plaza
A conversation about best practices with technology for widows and their families,
This event aims to provide a space for meaningful conversations demonstrating how widows, when empowered, can become active agents of change

CSW68 – Using technology to accelerate equality and prevent poverty

Friday March 15th
FEDCAP - 210 E43 St
This interactive panel event will explore how innovation and technology can be used creatively to assist in the lives of women and girls to prevent poverty.
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CSW68 – Sustainable social protection

Monday March 18th - BIC Suite 120, 866 UN Plaza (1st & 48th)
Become part of the global action to bring rural widows out of the shadows
This interactive event will examine key challenges in ensuring women and girls benefit from sustainable social protection systems.
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Happy International Workers Day!🤍

Today is a great day to Meet the Team behind Evolve. We want to take this moment to acknowledge and celebrate your invaluable contributions to the workforce.

At Evolve, we strongly believe in empowering women to excel in their careers and pursue their professional passions.

#InternationalWorkersDay #MeetTheTeam #EmpoweringWomen
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On this day, 30th April, 1926, Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to earn a pilot's licence died.

After graduating from high school, Coleman enrolled in Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University in 1910 but had to drop out because she didn’t have the money to pay for school. In 1915 she moved to Chicago to live with her brother and attend college.

Coleman initially planned to study medicine, but she was unable to afford the tuition. She took a job as a manicurist instead. When her brother John returned from fighting in France during World War I, he told stories of the freedom that women overseas enjoyed. They could be pilots, he said. That sparked Bessie’s new dream: to be an aviatrix.

She saved up money and applied to U.S. flight schools. But every school rejected her because she was Black and a woman.

She decided to learn French so she could attend a school in France.

In 1920 she enrolled in the Cauldron Brothers’ School of Aviation in Le Crotoy, France. She earned her international pilot’s licence on June 15, 1921, within a year of enrolling.

Coleman became the first black woman to earn an international pilot's licence. Afterward she studied stunt flying across Europe.

She returned to the United States and began performing in air shows. She was a popular attraction, and her daring stunts thrilled audiences.

She died in a plane crash caused by a loose wrench lodged into her plane's engine controls. The plane went into a spin and then a dive from which she was unable to recover control, she was just 34 years old.

But her courageous feats of flight have inspired a fleet of Black women pilots who came after her.
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Understanding Harmful Practices & Safeguarding Measures

🗓️ Wednesday 1st May
⏰ 5:15-6:45pm
📍Harris Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, KCL Guy’s

Our Harmful Practices Training Officer, Nasima, will deliver a workshop and raise awareness on how clinicians can safeguard patients who may be dealing with gendered violence including FGM, ‘honour’ based violence and others.

The workshop is open to ALL healthcare students and is a valuable learning opportunity to reflect on many relevant modules including ethics, patient care, and situational judgment and response.
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On May 2nd, 2024, the UK will host local, mayoral, and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections.

Despite women's expertise through lived experience, their voices are often sidelined in decision-making, reinforcing the perception of politics as a boys' club. At WRC, we're committed to amplifying women's voices in crucial decisions. That's why we've crafted an election toolkit, empowering grassroots organisations to engage fully in the upcoming elections.

Download it here:
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April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month! At Girls Inc., we believe in educating girls with the knowledge and skills they need to become financially independent. Let's work together to equip girls with the confidence to break barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a more equitable and prosperous future for all. #FinancialLiteracyMonth #strongsmartbold ... See MoreSee Less

Are you a gender equity advocate looking for an opportunity to build a better world for women and girls?

Discover the transformative power of a Zonta membership and hear from our current members about the positive impact their contributions have made. By joining an international organization like Zonta, you can be part of a global community working towards achieving gender equality. Let's #AddYourVoice to create a better world where women's rights are human rights at!
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