2 March 2024 – Fran Heathcote, newly elected general secretary of PCS trade union, will be a guest speaker at our AGM on Saturday 15 June


30 January 2024 – the fabulous delegates at our spring seminar in Rednal


27 January 2024

Women striking back NAW Executive Committee member Vicky Knight writes in the Morning Star about our weekend seminar  


13 December 2023

Details and booking information for the NAW’s 2024 Spring Seminar, Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 January at the NASUWT’s education centre in Rednal near Birmingham. flyer 2024

See the Events page for more details.


9 October 2023

Statement of the Movement of the Democratic Women of Israel


August 2023 The NAW at the South Yorkshire Festival at the Workers’ Stately Home (Wortley Hall)

March 2023

A Charter for Women

January 2023

Text of the NAW motion carried at the People’s Assembly conference 14 January 2023

January 2023

Statement from the Democratic Organisation of Iranian Women Political Prisoners under the threat  of execution

December 2022

So sorry to inform you that NAW vice president Alice Mahon died on 25 December 2022.

Alice was born in Bradford in September 1937, trained as an auxiliary nurse, was an activist in NUPE (now part of Unison), a lecturer in trade union studies and then elected as MP for Halifax – she served from 1987 to 2005.

A full obituary will be published in due course. The picture below shows Alice with former NAW president Beryl Huffinley, and Winnie Mandela.

November 2022

Speech to the 2022 World Peace Council by Annie Raja, vice president of the WIDF

October 2022

Statement signed by the NAW and progressive women’s organisations on the situation in Iran

September 2022

Statement from our sister organisaton, the Democratic Organisation of Iranian Women, condemning the killig of Mahsa (Gina) Amini

August 2022

See the Documents page (and down to WIDF documents) for the WIDF statement on Hiroshima. 77 years after Hiroshima, women demand peace, democracy and sovereignty for peoples

July 2022

See the Documents page (and down to WIDF documents) for Skevi Koukouma’s reflections on the recent WIDF Congress and the disproportionate impact of war and imperialism on women. Skevi is secretary general of Cyprus’s women’s movement POGO, and vice president of the WIDF.

May 2022

NAW AGM postponed

The 2022 AGM of the National Assembly of Women was due to be held on 18 June in Birmingham. Frustratingly, we have discovered that major engineering rail works are starting on 18 June affecting key routes to and from Birmingham which means that many sisters would struggle to attend.

After careful consideration the NAW Executive Committee has reluctantly accepted that rather than move the date further into the summer period we should combine the AGM with our planned 70th NAW Anniversary event at the Marx Memorial Library in London on Saturday 5 November.

The AGM will start at 11.00am followed by our Anniversary celebration.
Further details will follow, including revised timescales for EC elections.

Sincere apologies to sisters who had hoped to attend – this decision has not been taken lightly but we are faced with circumstances beyond our control.

February 2022

This year is the NAW’s 70th – we will be holding our annual seminar on Saturday 5 November at the Marx Memorial Library in London (this is where our history is archived).