Netherlands Council of Women Factsheet
- Founded: in 1898
- Founding member of WfWP
- Mission: The NVR proactively promotes the interests of women in the Netherlands.
- Focus area: The Netherlands, Europe and global
- Level: National, international
- Main themes: Women’s rights, social justice, women’s equal participation in society
- Beneficiaries: 1,000,000
- Staff: 3
- Members: 50 organisations
- Annual budget (average): €150,000
The Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad (NVR, Netherlands Women’s Council) is a national umbrella of approximately 50 women’s organisations /networks in the Netherlands from different sectors in society. The NVR is active nationally and internationally on issues such as employment and care, emancipation, domestic violence, climate change, prostitution and trafficking. In the Netherlands the NVR facilitates its member organisations, provides input on policy and action plans, and develops joined projects on main thematic areas such as: women’s rights and gender equality and women’s role and active participation in society.
Internationally, the NVR sends official Dutch delegations to lobby on international level, providing input in policy processes and (inter)national action plans from women’s & gender perspective. The NVR promotes the voice of women in Europe through the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and the United Nations. Since the establishment of the UN, the NVR selects the UN Women’s Representative to the annual UN General Assembly, speaking on behalf of the Netherlands. Furthermore, the NVR is active at the yearly CSW events.
For more information visit the NVR website: www.nederlandsevrouwenraad.nl