National Council of Women of NSW
(Community Recognition Statement, 16 February 2022, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I acknowledge the service and advocacy of the National Council of Women of NSW [NCW NSW] over 125 years.
NCW NSW is one of the oldest women's organisations in Australia with a history of proudly fighting for equal status, opportunities and women's rights, coordinating individual members and affiliated organisations in community education and advocacy to promote the removal of all discrimination against women and protections for women and children. NCW NSW's focus on human rights and the status of women, social welfare, child protection services, mental health, domestic violence and sexual violence has contributed to law reform, policy development and increased community awareness. Through regular events, newsletters and network communication, NCW NSW informs and mobilises the community on issues, and helps make sure women's opinions are heard by the government and community leaders. Awards and scholarships from NCW NSW recognise the achievements and dedication of women and foster future leaders. I congratulate and thank the National Council of Women of NSW and past and present members for their contribution.