Welcome to NEWomens Network


NEWomen’s Network is concerned with strengthening the women’s sector and ensuring the survival of women’s organisations. It is about building partnership and collaboration between women’s organisations so that they can develop and raise the profile of issues facing women in the North East.

The North East Women’s Sector Network is organised regionally, with leads for each four sub-regions (Durham, Tees Valley, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear) and across six diversity strands (young women, lesbian and bisexual women, black and minority ethnic women, women with disabilities, older women and women of different faith groups).

Here are the latest Terms of Reference for the Network and the latest Strategic Plan

To join contact Sue Robson email sue@newwomens.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or ring 07813109215

Vist the new Events Calendar  

- The next in a series of consultation workshops on aspects of how to promote women’s equality in the economy of the North East on 14th January

- A learning event on tackling violence against BME women and girls on 24th Fenruary

- Details of other women’s events from around the region                                                

On the Latest News page…

New job opportunities

Feedback from recent events and campaigns


December’s infomail is here

Benefits of Joining NEWomen’s Network

If you join NEWomen’s network your women’s group/ organisation/ project will enjoy the following benefits

Regular infomails with details of research, policy events, campaigns, funding and training

Free access to NEWomen’s network events and training with travelling expenses and childcare provided wherever possible

Access to NEWomen’s Network and all of the skills, knowledge, experience and resources it brings



Valuable and much needed services for women are closing down. Over 200 women’s voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) are part of NEWomen’s
Network. They provide free, and often life saving, services to women from all walks of life and lobby for better laws to end discrimination against women. The North East (of England (NE) has the lowest number of women’s VCOs of all the English regions and are the most likely to be facing closure.