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Sad Announcement: Lois Hainsworth MBE​

We are very sorry to inform you that Lois Hainsworth passed away on 8th October 2016.
NAWO sends our heartfelt condolences and love to Lois’s daughter Zarin Hainsowrth and to the entire family.
Lois was a remarkable woman, a tireless activist for women’s rights and an example to us all and she will be greatly missed.
Please see below the press statement and click here to learn more about Lois’s extraordinary life. You can also view  the video showing Lois’s achievements which was shown during the NAWO Elder Award ceremony on 25 June 2015.



Lois Hainsworth MBE,  from  Stroud, Gloucestershire,  passed away on 8 October 2016.  A much travelled writer, singer, public speaker and activist for equality especially for women and girls, Lois lived a full life with vigour, vision and creativity.

An active member of a number of women’s organisations, often elected to roles at local, national and international levels, she worked passionately for her ideals of a united humanity living in peace and prosperity.  Her faith as a Baha’i gave her hope and further motivation to work for equality for which she was awarded an MBE.

After a number of years fighting dementia, her body declined and she slipped into eternal sleep, gently as a mist, while living at Scarlet House Stroud.  Her life touched many and she is well loved and remembered by countless numbers whom she supported, encouraged and inspired.

The funeral takes place on Friday 21 October 2016 in Stroud.

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