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National Council of Women Leaders

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Summary of organization

The National Council of Women Leaders is a national body working across India uniting women and trans-women leaders from marginalised communities such as Tribal, Dalit, Muslim and sex workers with varying qualities and capacities.

Aims of the Council:

  • To create a network imbibing values of collective leadership, democratic and transparent decision making processes.
  • We want right people with the right understanding and ability to accommodate each other.
  • No matter what they stand for, each member will be given equal importance and respect in the network.

Objectives:

  1. To give visibility and highlight the work of grassroots women leaders and to learn from each other.
  2. To give a platform to the women leaders where they can have their own identities, a voice and can boldly represent want they stand for.
  3. To show collective solidarity amongst the women from marginalised communities.
  4. To collaborate and build solidarities with other marginalised women leaders in South Asia and globally.
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Detail description of organization

National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL) is a newly established coalition bringing together from across India over 70 women leaders who belong to a range of marginalised backgrounds and have been working at the grassroots to support and empower disadvantaged women and girls in their communities.

Breaking new ground by creatig a high-profile platform exclusively for women from different marginalsied groups, NCWL was establised in February, 2021, with the mandate of facilitating co-operation, collaboration and amplification of collective solidarity and expression. the council is forging a unique space for members to celebrate their own identities, raise their voices and boldly champion the rights of women and those from communities facing discrimination.

NCWL launched a national campaign a national campaign #EndCasteBasedSexualViolence in July 2021 which brought much needed public attention to how Dalit women and girls are being deliberately subjected to widespread sexual violence and harassment stemming from severe, pervasive and intersectional discrimination tied to their gender, caste and class.

The council aims to launch more such campaigns focusing on tribal women, Muslim women and Sex workers.