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:
- To promote friendship and cooperation between women of Asian Countries and the UK and
- To improve the care of disabled children and their families within their own communities in Asia through the Training and Scholarship Programme.
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
President Emeritus: Joan, the Lady Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood
Chairman: Mrs Patricia Yaxley
Trustees ex officio: Mrs Patricia Yaxley, Miss Antonia Derry MBE; Mrs Caroline Muir, Mrs Gerda Pope, Mrs Bina Sagoo
Trustees, Elected: Mrs Fatimah Gammage Sa'adon; ; Mrs Thelma Akrawi; Mrs Anam Al-Jumaili, Mrs Ruth Whitehouse and co-opted members
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 Gerda Pope, Dr Lamees Ibrahim, Mrs Genette Dagtoglou, Mrs Pat Mellor Princess Yasmien Abbasi (after June 2016) and co-opted members.
Honorary Adviser to the Training Programme: Dr Frances Moore MBE; Hon. DSc
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 ARE:-
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.
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