About us




The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO, founded 1989) is an umbrella organisation for over 100 organisations and individuals based in England. All members are concerned to ensure women gain access to their human rights, and to make equality between women and men a reality. Its diverse membership includes: single issue to specialist organisations, faith groups, health centres, arts-based organisations and others offering services and campaigning across a range of women’s concerns.

Aims and Objectives:

NAWO outlines its aims and objectives, in the Strategic Plan, 2015 – 2020, Here.

NAWO works in partnership with other women’s organisations:

To ensure that women’s voices are heard and attended to nationally, in Europe and internationally

To ensure that gender is mainstreamed throughout all government policies and in their implementation

Cornerstones of NAWO’s work:

The Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

The Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA).

NAWO Commitments:

  • The implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA)
  • The improvements of UK and devolved governments provision for women
  • The assessment of all UK policies and their impact on women and men.


If you have any questions about NAWO’s work, or would like to get involved, please see opportunities with NAWO here, or email admin@nawo.org.uk

For Membership information, Click Here.