The National Women’s Council (NWC) is an autonomous body, established by the National Women’s Council ACT of 1993 (CAP 318 LAWS OF UGANDA). Its objective is to bring all women of Uganda together for development purposes, irrespective of their religion, tribe, origin, status or political affiliation. The activities of the Council are coordinated by a Secretariat headed by an Executive Secretary with other Support Staff who implement the Council resolutions while the National Executive Council (NEC) provides general guidance and strategic direction.
Objectives of the National Women’s Council
• To organize the women of Uganda in a unified body;
• To engage women of Uganda in activities that are of benefit to them and the nation.
Functions of the National Women’s Council
a) To inspire and promote among the women a spirit of unity and national consciousness,
b) To provide a unified and integrated system through which the women may communicate and coordinate their ideas and activities;
c) To establish channels through which economic and social services and amenities may reach the women in all areas of Uganda;
d) To encourage the women to consolidate their role in national development in the political, economic, social, cultural and educational fields;
e) To promote relations with international women’s organizations with similar objectives or interests;
f) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects of the council under this Act