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Catholic Woman of the Year

Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon NOMINATIONS are now being considered for the 2014 Catholic Women of the Year. Any Catholic women in Britain can be nominated. In your letter of nomination give details of why you think your nominee should be selected and send your letter to Chairman CWYL, 22 Milton Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0PZ closing date for nominations is 31st March, 2014. The Luncheon is to be held on Friday 10th October,2014 at the Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch, London. Tickets are £40.  .... More >

Volunteering for the Gift Box Scheme to Stop the Traffik

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Veronica Cross, CWL International and WUCWO Liaison Officer, has completed her work as a volunteer for the Gift Box Scheme, 'Stop The Traffik'  - the global grassroots movement that prevents human trafficking through campaign-driven community action. The Gift Box is a project to raise 'awareness' of this human trafficking in conjunction with United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking.  Veronica writes 'We all  know that human trafficking is already a problem in London and the rest of the UK and whilst we cannot  say for sure that human trafficking will  have increased because of the Olympic Games, it has to be understood that major sporting events are f.... More >

Stop the Traffik!

Veronica by one of the Gift Boxes On Saturday 7th July Veronica Cross, CWL International and WUCWO Liaison Officer, attended the 'Stop The Traffik - Unwrapped' launch in London. Veronica reports that it was  so good to be at this launch of the Gift Box Scheme and in some way continue the work of CWL members up and down the country who support anti-traffiking campaigns.  Ruth Dearnley, CEO Stop The Traffik  and Steve Chalke, Founder of Stop The Traffik, welcomed everyone to the training day which began with advice and help on manning the Gift Boxes during the Olympics.  Support was given by Simon Chorley (Head of Stop The Traffik in the UK),  Kevin Hyland (Detective Inspector of the Specialist Crime Detection 9 .... More >

Message from the National President, July 2012

Nat Pres 2 What an amazing few months I have had, travelling the country visiting Branches and Sections for special celebrations and Annual General Meetings!  I have met so many members and heard what you are all doing to promote the League.  For me, it is most important that I meet and talk to Section members who are the ' Life blood'  of the League.  I have heard wonderful stories of the past, but now we must concentrate on the future.  New Sections are opening, thanks to the enthusiasm of some Branch Officers, and new members are joining existing Sections,but I feel more could be done to attract attention to our League.  Publicity in our local papers perhaps?   By the time this goe.... More >

Annual Pilgrimage to Studley Roger, 28th June

Members from Leeds and Middlesbrough braving the wind and rain at Studley Roger near Ripon on June 28thfor their annual pilgrimage to commemorate the dead of both world wars and especially those who passed through Ripon on their journey to the Front. This is the War memorial erected in 1921 by the CWL to honour the troops from Yorkshire regiments,  killed at the Battle of the Somme on July 1st 1916. The site is where the CWL  from West Yorkshire erected and ran the” Mother Hut” which provided meals, rest facilities, a chapel and a library for the troops awaiting transport to France and Flanders. The hut was in use again in World War ll ..... More >

Press Release from WUCWO

Rio +20 Conference - Sustainability starts with respect of the human being  Two representatives of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations will take part at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio +20“ which begins today in Brazil. Rosaline Nganku Menga from Cameroon (WUCWO Vice President for Africa) and  Mariana Vanyay from Argentina will join with local administrations, NGOs, scientific communities, and trade-unions that have been invited.  'Among the resolutions voted during WUCWO’s latest General Assembly, held in Jerusalem in 2010',  stated WUCWO General President, Maria Giovanna Ruggieri, 'is one specifically related to attention to .... More >

Our Lady’s Catechists Annual General Meeting 2013

Picture1 AGM 2013    Click here for details of the Annual Conference and AGM 5th - 7th April 2013.... More >