Saturday 24 October 2009 saw the 40th anniversary of the very first meeting of the Executive Committee of the Women's National Commission. The then Lord Chancellor, Lord Gardiner, attended the meeting and spoke about the Divorce Reform Act. The first meeting agreed to establish Specialist Committees to examine important areas of the time in greater detail, and these included, Women and Work; Education and Training; International issues and the UN; Economic issues; and Women in Society.
Forty years on, the need to highlight the inequalities that women experience day to day remains, even though some of the focus, emphasis and issues might have changed.
We want once again to thank all of our partners, friends and supporters in 2009 and all those who have supported us over the past 40 years.
To learn more about the first WNC meeting, the changing face of WNC and the changes on gender equality since the 60s, please check out our new publication here.