Promoting inclusion in mainstream education and other services
Co-operating with women of Asia, Asia Pacific and The Middle East in aiding disabled children and their families.
community-based programmes in the field of disability
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To promote friendship and cooperation between women of Asia, Asia Pacific and The Middle East and the United Kingdom. To improve the care of disabled children and their families within their own communities in Asia through the Training and Scholarship Programme.
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 90 years of Friendship, Understanding and Co-operation between women of Asia, Asia Pacific and The Middle East and the United Kingdom.
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.