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The National Traveller Women’s Forum is the network of Traveller women and Traveller organisations from throughout Ireland.

The NTWF, Using a Human Rights Based Approach, strives to empower Traveller Women,  in working towards full (Gender) equality,  supporting them to take leadership roles within their own and the wider community.

Vision Statement

Traveller Women have achieved full equality and their identity is celebrated.

Mission Statement

NTWF, Using a Human Rights Based Approach, strives to empower Traveller Women,  in working towards full (Gender) equality,  supporting them to take leadership roles within their own and the wider community.

Aims & Objectives 2009 – 2012

  1. NTWF aims to raise awareness of the issues effecting Traveller women, and to work towards ensuring these issues are recognised and reflected in policy development.
  • Develop & document clear analysis of issues as they effect Traveller women from a gender perspective
  • Support the participation and enhanced capacity of Traveller women at all levels of the policy process
  • Participate on and represent Traveller women’s issues to all relevant policy fora including networking with relevant organisations
  1. NTWF aims to develop and enhance the skills and capacity of Traveller Women to work collectively to challenge racism & sexism, and all forms of discrimination experienced by Traveller women.
  • Identify, document and respond to the particular experience of inequality for Traveller Woman.
  • Support Traveller women in their voluntary and paid roles as activists for their community
  • Provide appropriate resources to local projects and Traveller Women in leadership roles to respond to the issue of violence against women within their community / work.
  1. NTWF aims to ensure that the organisation effectively implements the strategic plan, and that the structures reflect the Vision & Mission Statements of the organisation.
  • Ensure the organisation has the appropriate systems, structures and resources to implement the strategic plan
  • Develop and disseminate promotional material in relation to the strategic plan and the work of the organisation to raise the profile of the NTWF as a National Traveller women’s organisation
  • Ensure good communication system with membership group, to further develop linkage between organisation & members
  • Ensure Management & staff has skills to do the work and space for reflection & review of work.
  • Ensure the organisations structures and staff reflect the vision of the organisation