To be a bold and prophetic voice for Anglican women throughout the Anglican Communion and in the wider world.
To enable and empower all women of the Anglican Communion to work cooperatively at national, provincial and Communion-wide levels to strengthen the ministries of women in God’s world and to ensure women are influential and equal participants throughout the Communion.
IAWN Provincial Links. The Primate of each Anglican Province is invited to appoint an official link person to serve as the IAWN Provincial Link. Each Provincial Link is the liaison between the Steering Group and the women in her Province.
The IAWN Steering Group identifies, prioritises and promotes the key issues for the Network, in light of issues raised throughout the Anglican Communion. It reports to the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and seeks to ensure prompt and appropriate follow-up to ACC resolutions relating to women and girls.
Carole Hughes, Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia
Immaculée Nyiransengimana, Rwanda
Moumita Biswas, North India
Paula Nesbitt, The Episcopal Church
Lizzi Green, England
Pumla Titus, Southern Africa
Margaret Dempster, Canada
IAWN was formed in November 1996 following a consultation convened by the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and funded by the Mothers' Union and the United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church Women of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Women from 14 of the (then) 32 Provinces of the Anglican Communion met in London and agreed that an international Anglican Women's Network should be formed. Its mandate was to report the work of women, and the challenges that women face, to the ACC.
In 2006, while in New York, USA, as the Anglican Communion delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 63 women from all 38 Provinces met and elected the IAWN Steering Group for 2006 – 2009. Since then, elections for a new Steering Group have been held every three years.