Advocacy & Lobbying

Advocacy and lobbying are central to everything we stand for in relation to gender equality.

Communicating regularly with like-minded groups, our Advocacy Working Group is open to any member and meets monthly by Zoom to update our current priorities.

Our current agenda is advocating for:

  • equal pay
  • STEM subjects for girls, and
  • awareness of misogyny in public services, schools and on social media


We maintain regular contacts with our local communities, legislative bodies, other NGOs, both nationally and internationally and have consultative status at the UN.

Contacts between members are made easier with area meetings, Working Groups, training days and our national conference.

We have successfully lobbied in the past on:

  • better pre-school provision and financing

  • paternity leave

  • improved services for abused women and girls, and

  • against forced marriages

As a non-political organisation, our lobbying aims to be well researched, but persistent as we work for fairness, respect, equality and dignity for all women and girls.