Established in 1969, the Women's National Commission is the official and independent advisory body giving the views of women to the government of the United Kingdom. It is an umbrella organisation representing women and women's organisations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to ensure women's views are taken into account by the government and are heard in public debate.
The Women’s National Commission is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB), meaning it is fully funded by government but able to comment freely on government policy. In its unique role, the WNC liaises with, and is consulted by, its sponsor department the Government Equalities Office, as well as other government departments.
As a Commission, the WNC has an elected part time Board of Commissioners, an office based team who carry out the day to day running of the organisation and over 630 Partner organisations and individual women, representing over 8 million.
Find out more about our Board of Commissioners, the Directorate and how to become a Partner.