International Committee

Convenor: Maureen Meatcher

The values that underpin the work of the International Committee are the recognition of the unique worth of every woman and the promotion of her equal right to opportunity, inclusion, respect, and dignity. We believe it is the right of women to feel secure and safe in their lives and be protected from violence, abuse, and oppression.

We work nationally and internationally to challenge discrimination and promote a woman's right to gender justice within the context of sustainability and inclusivity. Using the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda we monitor policy nationally & internationally and work to influence its development, implementation, and impact. We are able to do this by working collaboratively with National Alliance of Women's Organisations (NAWO), and UK Civil Society Women's Association (UKCSWA) to further NBCW's aims within the UK context. Our association with these groups enables us to have a greater impact when we attend international events such as the New York annual United Nations Conference Commission on the Status of Women. We have also attended the meeting of the Committee of the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva.