Category: Campaigns

Resolutions 2017

At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Liverpool on 7 June 2017 delegates voted to pass two resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns. Plastic soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination […]

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Resolutions 2017

The two Resolutions that will go to the AM in Liverpool are: Alleviating Loneliness:  ‘This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to offer […]

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‘Show the Love’ in February 2017

Campaign pack below In February 2017, people across the country will make, wear and share green hearts to Show The Love for the places, people and life we want to protect from climate change. Many of our most cherished places are already affected by climate change – and many more across the length and breadth of […]

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Pros & Cons Meeting

          Would you like to more informed about the chosen Resolutions? Would you like your WI to make an informed decision when voting?   Then come along and join us in this lively discussion! There will be: Guest speakers on the Resolutions. Discussion and Debate. Go back to your WI enthused […]

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Resolution Shortlist – 2017

Go to the link below  to read the 6 Resolutions that are on the short list, loads of information to download to help you make an informed vote.   The Resolutions are:    Provision of appropiate welfare and safe space for women and children in refugee camps Plastic Soup FGM; more awareness for more action Supporting […]

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Avoid Food Waste, Address Food Poverty:

 What would the NFWI like to achieve? An enhanced voluntary framework: The NFWI believes that existing voluntary agreements have the potential to go much further. The NFWI would like to see supermarkets committing to a range of measures that go above and beyond their current voluntary obligations, such as greater transparency in publicising their food […]

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Avoid Food Waste, Address Food Poverty

  Get involved with our food waste survey: Complete our short questionnaire about some of your food buying (and wasting) habits. The questionnaire can be found online atwww.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFWIFoodWaste and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Visit your local supermarket to help with our supermarket investigation. A downloadable copy of the survey can be found here. […]

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Carers Welcome

Our Carers Welcome campaign is calling on all acute and mental health hospitals to take steps to allow the family carers of those with dementia, greater access to their loved one while they are on the ward. Whether that’s by extending visiting hours or allowing carers to stay the night on the ward, the objective […]

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Contact your local food bank or charity:

Find out if there is a food bank local to you and get in touch to find out more about the work they do, the services they offer and whether there are opportunities to get involved. We are trying to get a more accurate picture of food banks today, so please let us know if […]

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Share your food waste stories:

Are you a farmer who’s had an order cancelled at the last minute, or a consumer who’s noticed a supermarket practice that you feel is contributing to your own or someone else’s food waste? Share your stories with us at Public Affairs: http://pa@nfwi.org.uk

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Submit a resolution 

Have you been inspired to submit a resolution? The NFWI are now accepting resolution submissions for the 2016/17 resolutions process. Any member can propose a resolution for consideration.  Chat about this at your next meeting. Individual WIs may submit more than one resolution: Resolutions need to be proposed by a member and passed at a […]

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Resolutions

The WI is an entirely member led organisation, and the resolutions process ensures that every WI member has the opportunity to set the direction of NFWI campaigns and policy, from the grassroots up. WI members launch diverse campaign agenda: https://www.thewi.org.uk/media-centre/latest-press-releases-and-statements/wi-members-launch-diverse-campaign-agenda

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WI members launch diverse campaign agenda:

The WI is an entirely member led organisation, and the resolutions process ensures that every WI member has the opportunity to set the direction of NFWI campaigns and policy, from the grassroots up. https://www.thewi.org.uk/media-centre/latest-press-releases-and-statements/wi-members-launch-diverse-campaign-agenda

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Your Vote – Your Decision

Are you ready for your Resolution Voting?    Please visit the link to access briefing notes, Powerpoint presentations, online quizzes, paper quizzes and guidelines on the two proposed Resolutions and the voting process.   Avoid Food Waste – Address Food Poverty & Appropriate Care for People in Hospital with Dementia   https://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/resolutions-and-mandates/2016-annual-meeting-resolutions

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WI welcomes the publication of NHS England Maternity Review

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) has today welcomed the publication of the National Maternity Review, a five year forward plan for maternity services. Maternity care is an area of long-standing concern for WI members. Following a 2012 resolution passed by the membership calling for greater investment in the midwifery workforce, the NFWI surveyed […]

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Your Vote – Your Decision.

The following two shortlisted resolutions will now be put to a vote of delegates at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Brighton: Avoid food waste, address food poverty The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, thereby passing surplus food on to charities thus helping to address […]

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‘Keeping up to Date’

Public Affairs Digest The Public Affairs Department is producing a monthly digest sent directly to members with the latest public affairs and campaign news. If you would like to receive these updates then please email publicaffairs@nfwi.org.uk  

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Essex Federation Resolution Vote

Resolutions – Your Decision! Thank you to all our members for casting your opinions on the Resolution short list, the results are now in. These results will now be forwarded to National to combine with all other WI’s results (Click on the graph to see details     Ban the microbead Beach litter and floating plastic […]

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2016 Resolutions Shortlist

The Federation Resolution Shortlist Selection Representatives (who attended the 2015-16 NFWI Resolution Shortlist Selection meeting on 30 September 2015) chose the following shortlist of resolutions for your WIs to select your most popular one, and inform FEWI by 31st:   Ban the microbead Beach litter and floating plastic debris is more than just an unsightly […]

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Move to Next Business: what happened at the Albert Hall?

As highlights go, a very close second to the Queen appearance at this year’s National Annual Meeting at the Royal Albert Hall was the resolution debate. It had already been highlighted in Essex by our Pros and Cons event and by reports coming in from Advisers following resolution debates in your own WIs that “Failure […]

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