With great regret, due to current circumstances, Corona outbreak, after communicating with the Irish Federation of University Women (IrFUW) we’ve been advised that UWE Meet & Greet 2020 event due to be held in May will be cancelled for this year.
We would like to thank the Irish Federation of University Women for the amount of work and for the organisation there has been already planned, the safety of our members is VITAL.
Even though our meeting is in May, we strongly feel we need to be cautious about planning future events.
For the members who have already payed their registration, arrangements has been confirmed with the organizers, they will get their refund through bank transfer.
Our thoughts are with our members, soon it will be announced an online forum where to share our thoughts during this difficult time.
International Fellowships for £12,000, £10,000, £6,000 and £5,000 have this year been awarded to students studying at British Universities (more details to follow).
GWI Young Members’ (YMs) first Committee Meeting
The YMs Committee was formed during the Geneva Centenary Conference in July this year. We had our first meeting through ‘Zoom’ (video conferencing) on 30th September. We briefly introduced ourselves to the members again and discussed about how we can contribute in a sustained way. It was good to have GWI VP membership, Eileen, on board who shared her expertise.
The result of the meeting was to at least have the informal agenda to work on until the next meeting.
We will be having meetings every alternate month as from now.
Peace education begins at home
BFWG has enjoyed close international connections since 1919 with the IFUW (The International Federation of University Women).
IFUW is now known as GWI (Graduate Women International). GWI encourages graduate women to use their expertise to bring about change, with particular reference to the education of girls, adult literacy
These links were further developed by BFWG becoming a member of UWE in 1981. UWE was founded in order to participate in the progressive development of European Society. working in partnership with The Council of Europe and the European Women’s Lobby.
BFWG works with all these
We are currently offering a special introductory rate for new members.
Why not join us today?
BFWG and UWE members working together for all women – sharing friendship at the GWI Triennial Conference.
Advocacy and Action
The BFWG raises awareness of the current situation of women and the global challenges they face.
We wish is keep our members fully informed about international issues that concern women and girls everywhere.
The plan to raise awareness of our members manifests itself in a variety of ways in BFWG affairs.
The BFWG campaigns constantly with GWI and UWE to ensure every member is cognizant of challenges women face nationally and internationally to resolve conflict of interest in gender related matters and to remove barriers to instigate action leading to education, justice and fairness in the lives of all women and girls.
At Local level, many of our LAs
- contribute financial support for education in developing countries
- enable politically disadvantaged students to study in UK
- build morale and share skills
At GWI level, the BFWG
- takes part in decision making in connection with the UN and ESOC.
- is represented at world conferences
- networks globally
Find out what BFWG
is doing internationally
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