For all the latest campaign news please visit the Public Affairs page here: Public Affairs News

For all the latest campaign resources please visit the individual page for the relevant campaign.

A Long History Of Campaigning

The WI was formed in 1915, and ever since they have had a long history of campaigning on a wide variety of issues.

WI campaigns are about changing things for the better and tackling the issues that matter to members. Members are at the heart of the WI and they play a central role in bringing issues onto the WI’s national agenda through our public affairs and campaigning.

From equal pay to climate change, from gaps in the midwifery workforce to the plight of the honey bee, WI members have embraced a diverse set of challenges and built a reputation for the WI as a practical and ambitious organisation that doesn’t shy away from tricky issues.

Our resolutions and mandates process means every campaign starts within our membership.

Current Main Campaigns

Campaign Resources

Please use the above links to go to the relevant campaign page to find resources for you to use. The majority of these resources have been supplied by NFWI. However there are some additional local resources in some areas.

If you feel your WI has a resource that would particular support a campaign, please email the details to admin@essexwi.org.uk with teh subject heading ‘FAO: Andrea Neale, Resources‘.

Essex Campaign Guide Launched

Our team at Essex WI are delighted to launch a new guide designed to provide a comprhensive list of contacts for Mental Health Matters: whether you are someone in need of support, know someone who needs support, are a carer, or a WI member who wishes to campaign with us on this issue.

Mental Health Matters Where To Get Help

We hope you find this a helpful resource. If you feel we have missed out any useful contacts, then please do email us on: admin@essexwi.org.uk to let us know.

Additional Campaigns:

Celebrate Our Democracy

In 2018 it will be one century since women were granted the vote. And it will be 90 years since all women were able to vote at the age of 21. Coincidentally, 2018 is also the centenary of the passing of the earliest WI resolutions – these focused on the need for sanitary housing. To find out more ways you and your WI can get involved, download the NFWI toolkit.