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NCWSA was founded in 1902, by the inaugural Vice President Catherine Helen Spence. Today our patron is the Mrs Lan Lee.

NCWSA represents a range of women’s organisations and is a State constituent Council of the National Council of Women Australia and the International Council of Women.

As a member organisation we spend time advocating for and influencing decisions within political, economic and social institutions. Every day our volunteers work to make a positive impact and change.

AIMS AND OBJECTS

 

To promote the interests of women to educate and to secure their proper recognition in the community.

 

 To educate and uplift the outlook of the community on the status of women.

 

 To represent the interests of women in general before Parliament and local governing authorities.

 

To provide a bond of union between women’s organisations and a means of coordinated expression for the organisations affiliated with NCWSA.

HOW WE WORK

 

Our Standing Committees and Advisers work in these 5 areas. They investigate, advocate for and report on their specialised areas of concern.

 

STATUS OF WOMEN:

Human Rights, Legislation and Implementation of Conventions 

International Relations and Peace 

WOMEN'S WELL-BEING:

Health, Nutrition and Well Being

Environment and Habitat

 

WOMEN'S SOCIAL ISSUES:

Ageing, Disability and Mental Health 

Child Youth and Family 

Migration and Aboriginal and First Nations

 

WOMEN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:

Rural, Regional and Remote Women

Economics, Employment and Consumer Affairs 

 

WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION:

Media

Arts, Letters and Music

Education

NCWSA also has a Social Justice Group

 

At National Council of Women SA, we believe that every voice matters. If you want to add your voice to our advocacy actions, get in touch and apply to become a member. 

To enquire about becoming a member and lending your support and voice to progress the advancement of women and girls in South Australia and beyond, click below.