NAWO is an alliance of diverse membership organisations (from service level to grassroots to international campaigning organisations) that provide services and advocate for women's empowerment. Aiming to build the capacity and reach of the work carried out within the sector through the alliance model of working.
NAWO undertakes a human rights and intersectional perspective in all of our work, embracing diversity, recognising that women face multiple forms of discrimination and oppression.
Our vision is a world where all women and girls are able to participate in and influence the decisions that impact their lives.
Our mission is to promote the human rights of all women and girls.
Our programme of work with young women offers young women the chance to interact with the political world first hand by accrediting them to attend in United Nation Level conferences and events. NAWO provides training in Human rights based approach and legal frame work, providing the grounds to understand their rights and build their skills to become leaders and advocate for others rights. This work has had life-changing impacts on the young women and their communities.
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.
Since 2005 NAWO has been accrediting young people to attend the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The work with young women has increased over the years, forming a successful Young Women’s' Alliance (YWA) and in 2016 running a successful Young Women’s Advance programme.
NAWO runs a series of events throughout the year and acts as a key organisational force in sector wide meetings.
NAWO holds a central role in the CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) Alliance. As well as attending the annual conference each year, NAWO administrates the Alliance which has been a vital in the UK for NGOS to relate to each other and the government around the United Nations annual CSW event. This capacity has made it possible to work together to influence policy more effective and lead to a more positive outcome.
NAWO runs a variety of projects throughout the year with the underlying theme of Women's human rights.