Voluntary, non political, non sectarian

Women of the UK co-operating with women
of Asia and Asia Pacific in aiding disabled
children and their families

Would you Care to Join Us?

Our Aims

To promote friendship and cooperation between women of Asian Countries and the UK.

To improve the care of disabled children and their families within their own communities in Asia through the Training and Scholarship Programme.

A Brief History

The organisation had its beginnings in 1931 with the rise in the Indian Independence movement. British women who had lived in India encouraged leading London organisations to co-operate with India's emerging women's movements through delegates to the conferences being held on the future of the country. This activity moved through initial support for women's education, and providing courses in child care in the UK, to supporting regional training courses on the care of disabled children, thus becoming The Women's Council of today.

From these beginnings, we celebrate over 80 years of Friendship, Understanding and Co-operation between women of Asian countries and the United Kingdom.

The Council's 26 Participating Countries

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Brunei

China

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Japan

Jordan

Korea

Lebanon

Malaysia

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

Palestine

Papua-new-guinea

Philippines

Singapore

Sri-lanka

Thailand

Tonga

Turkey

Vietnam

Affiliated Organisations

The Women's Council (TWC) is a member of the Federation of International Women's Associations in London (FIWAL). Members are eligible to attend events organised by other member clubs of FIWAL if they are published on its website. For information visit www.fiwal.org.uk.

Upcoming Events

Apr
19th

Visit to the Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane

Wednesday

In 1876 these vaults, then known as The Chancery Lane Safe Deposit, were used by wealthy residents of London as places to store their silver and also important documents. Over…

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May
2nd

AGM

Tuesday

As last year, this will be held at the University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, London W1K, 1DB A notice of this meeting is sent to all members and, to…

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May
10th

JCO

Wednesday

Joint Commonwealth Organisations River Trip to Greenwich to include Reception, Lunch, Tour of Queen’s House etc. 10.00am at Westminster Pier (a members event, though husbands/partners will be welcome if space…

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May
18th

House of Lords Tea

Thursday

This is another event sponsored by our Honorary Vice President, Baroness Flather and will be held in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace of the House of Lords. Members are most…

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Jul
17th

Tour of Spencer House

Monday

A tour of Spencer House, the family home of the late Princess Diana,is our destination. There is an option of lunch to follow at the Royal Overseas League – though…

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