Women’s Budget Group
The WBG is worried that economic recovery is not including women and want to ensure that not only do do women get a fair share of the faces on banknotes but that women also get a fair share of the banknotes.
Creating a world of difference, Womankind has helped millions of women and their families, in 71 countries, but there’s a long way to go:
70% of the world’s poorest people are women and girls,
one in three women is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused,
and women account for just 17% of all parliamentarians worldwide. www.womankind.org.uk
Women’s Views on News
The daily women’s news and current affairs service provides up to date news on all major national and international stories of the day in much the same way as any newspaper or on line news service but the stories are always about women.
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
The leading charity campaigning for the abolition of child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low income families and children.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Founded in April 1915, it is the oldest women’s peace organisation in the world.
Investigates and opposes fascism, antisemitism and racism in Britain and abroad.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHCR)
Independent statutory body established to enforce and promote equality across the seven “protected” grounds – age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
The Government’s Equality page
Wortley Hall, Sheffield – The workers stately home
NAW is a shareholder in Wortley Hall which was previously owned by the Wharnciffe family, whose wealth was mostly derived from mining in South Yorkshire. It fell into decay over the years and was bought with funds raised by selling shares at one shilling each to labour movement organisation and individuals. On 5 May 1951 it was formally opened as an educational and holiday centre for the trade union, labour and cooperative movements.
The Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee
NAW is a founding sponsor of the SPMC. Its aim being to raise enough funds to erect a permanent memorial to Sylvia, a socialist feminist who during the campaign for women’s suffrage at the turn of the 20th century, not only braved the horrors of hunger striking and forcible feeding but also founded and built a remarkable women’s organisation in the East End of London.
The Working Class Movement Library, Manchester
Records 200 years of working class movement activists, capturing the stories and struggles of ordinary people’s efforts to improve their world. www.wcml.org.uk
Fawcett campaigns for equality between women and men. They trace their roots back to 1866, when Millicent Garrett Fawcett began her lifetime’s work leading the peaceful campaign for women’s votes.
The Corner House
The corner house aims to support democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice. We aim to pay constant attention to issues of social, economic and political power and practical power.
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
The Trades Union Congress is the ‘voice of Britain at work’ and has 48 trade unions affiliates, representing over 5.5 million people.