THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL

Registered Charity number 266145



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

VOLUNTARY, NON POLITICAL, NON SECTARIAN


THE AIMS OF THE COUNCIL ARE:

 

THE ORGANISATION

Patrons: The Council has 26 participating Asian/Asian Pacific member countries, and the female Heads of Mission or the wives of Heads of Mission to the Court of St James are the Patrons of the Council


President: Doris, The Lady Butterworth of Warwick


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President Emeritus: Joan, the Lady Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood


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Chairman: Mrs Pat Yaxley



Trustees: Mrs R E Whitehouse; Miss Antonia Derry MBE; Princess Yasmien Abbasi; Mrs Fatimah Gammage Sa'adon; Mrs Patricia Yaxley; Mrs Thelma Akrawi; Mrs Genette Dagtoglou; Mrs Caroline Muir; Mrs Anam Al-Jumaili


The Council's work is supported by a Committee which comprises the Trustees, Diplomatic Patrons or their representatives (all ex officio), Mrs Lena Freeman, Mrs Eunice Mortimer, Mrs Gerda Pope, Dr Lamees Ibrahim and co-opted members.


Honorary Adviser to the Training Programme: Dr Frances Moore MBE; Hon. DSc

 

BACKGROUND

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.

 

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THE COUNCIL'S 26 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES ARE:-

The Countries included in the Council with their flags: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordon, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, 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.



TRUSTEES' REPORT - A SUMMARY

To see a copy of the Trustees’ Annual Report, please click here.



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