As an organisation with 120 years of advocacy history, we advocate for the rights of women, locally, nationally (through NCWA) and internationally (through International Council of Women and our Category 1 Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC).
NCWSA believes that all women are entitled to human rights; where rights are inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, sexuality or any other status, without discrimination.
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
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 Affairs
WOMEN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:
Rural, Regional and Remote Women
Economics, Employment and Consumer Affairs
WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION:
Arts, Letters and Music
NCWSA also has a Social Justice Group and a Housing Sustainability Sub-Committee.
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.