WRC is the leading national umbrella organisation for the women’s sector, working towards linking all aspects of the women’s movement. We support our members to be more effective and sustainable through training, and we lobby the government on their behalf on a range of women’s issues.
We hope to act as a role model within the women’s sector, as an organisation run on feminist principles and supporting other women’s organisations to live feminist values.
Overall, we are working towards transformational and substantive equality for women. We achieve this through being a thought leader in the women’s sector, joining-up-the-dots of women’s inequality to push for empowerment its true sense: supporting women and women’s organisations to achieve their full potential.
WRC was established in 1984, originally as a network of teaching professionals concerned with including gender in educational curriculum and eventually evolved in to a women’s centre. In response to consultation with organisations in the women’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the late 1990s, WRC took on its current role as an umbrella body providing capacity building and infrastructure support for women’s organisations, and registered as a charity in 1998.
Our vision and mission are as follows:
Vision: All women are empowered and have substantive equality
Mission: Supporting and standing up for a diverse and thriving women’s sector