The University of Lincoln’s Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart is to retire after 12 years
Happy International Day of the Girl - Monday 11 October 2021
In a spirit of friendship...
We bring women from all generations together - locally, nationally and internationally and our Local Associations offer full monthly programmes.
We help women worldwide to exercise their right to education and economic independence.
Through its two charities BFWG Scholarships and FfWG (Funds for Women Graduates) we offer financial support to Third year PhD students of any nationality studying at British Universities.
We also hold an annual Research Presentations Day Competition.
Would you welcome support from women of all ages?
Krista mentions the importance of support for women in furthering their careers.
Do you value International contact?
Margaret explains how much she has enjoyed meeting with women from all over the world.
The BFWG Management Team
Jasmit Kaur Phull JP
Women's Rights in Afghanistan
BFWG, in common with many other organisations and governments across the world, is gravely concerned about the situation for women in Afghanistan. Jasmit Phull, the President of BFWG, has written to the Prime Minister and to the leaders of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties to urge that action is taken to support and uphold women’s rights in Afghanistan.
The President's letter to the Prime Minister
Dear Prime Minister,
I am writing on behalf of British Federation of Women Graduates, an organisation which promotes women’s opportunities in education and public life, and works with Graduate Women International to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. We watch with increasing concern Afghan women and girls fearing for their lives and for their human rights including access to quality education in school and higher education institutions. We hear of the extreme anxiety of working women, particularly those working in the professions and Academia.
Over the past 17 years Afghan media have flourished. Around 2000 media outlets have been functioning with an estimated 12,000 working journalists of whom 2000 are women. The freedom to work in the creative industries in now likely to be under threat for Afghan women. This means that the voices of Afghan women are less likely to be heard around the world.
Members of British Federation of Women Graduates are increasingly concerned at what is happening in Afghanistan and horrified at the potential treatment of women and girls there. We are asking the government to use their power and all practical means to prevent these human rights violations. Women and girls need help now. We urge you to act in all ways possible and to do so swiftly.
Jasmit Phull JP
If you’re interested in joining, please get in touch with the Group’s Co-ordinator, Natalie Wright, at email@example.com
Younger Members' Group
The Younger Members’ Group is a new initiative to bring together members in their forties and under within the BFWG nationwide. Their activities include:
- Monthly Zoom Talks and Workshops with expert speakers
- Buddy Scheme pairing younger members with members more established in their careers
- Networking and Social Events, hopefully in person soon - watch this space!
- Save the date! GWI Global North-South Dialog #2: “Connectivity and Partnerships to Empower Women as Agents of Change”On Sunday, 31 October 2021 from 7-9 PM CEST, UWE will meet FUWA in a second session dialogue hosted by GWI, Connectivity and Partnerships to Empower Women as Agents of Change,… Read more »