Campaigns

Campaigning has been an integral part of the WI since 1918, it enables members to join in the debate of issues important to society today. WI campaigns of past and present have made real changes on issues members feel passionate about.

CDSd45vWYAEZtQ8Many previous mandates are still topical today:

May 1922 Westmoreland Federation resolution regarding the need for Probation Officers

June 1927 Berkshire Federation – Food Hygiene. The WI are currently (June 2014) promoting Food Safety Week.

May 1952 Gloucestershire Federation – donating parts of the body for transplants. The recently voted resolution for 2014 is Increasing Organ Donation.

2018 Resolution Selection Results

Over 100,000 members have taken part in the 2018 selection process, the highest turnout ever. Thank you to all members who have taken part. One resolution has now been selected to go forward to the final vote at the Annual Meeting in Cardiff on 6th June. The...

2017 Resolution selection results

Between November and February, every WI member had the chance to have their say about the resolution they wished to go forward to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool on 7th June. The results of the 2017 resolution shortlist selection process are: As the two most popular...

2017 Resolution Shortlist

The short-list for 2016/2017 has been finalised! There were 85 submissions, and at the Federation Resolution Shortlist Selection meeting these were whittled down to the six below.  Here is the forthcoming WI Life article. This is just a brief overview. For more...

2016 Annual Meeting Resolutions

Final Two Resolutions Every year members propose, and select, resolutions that could form the basis for NFWI campaigns and activity. Just under 100,000 members have taken part in the 2016 selection process so far. Over 40,000 members backed the following two...

2016 Resolution Shortlist

The list of the 8 NFWI 2015-16 resolutions shortlisted on 30th September 2015 is available on the Moodle (see NFWI News under the ‘General’ tab) with more information given in December’s WI Life.   We will vote the resolutions below at our January meeting....

Resolution Process

Any member can put forward an issue they would like the National Federation of Women’s Institutes to campaign on; they are known as resolutions. Stage 1 the process starts in July through to September, WI’s put forward their ideas for resolutions and a long list is...

Organ Donation

In 2014, the resolution was to seek to increase Organ Donations. We heard how the problem with this seems to be in the bereaved family giving consent to the donation going ahead. The UK’s consent rate is one of the lowest in Europe, last year 4 in 10 families said no...