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
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