Category: Public Affairs

RESOLUTIONS WORKSHOP

As we all know the WI is renowned for taking on tricky issues and using our ‘voices and choices’ to make a difference! Much of this reputation stems from the WI’s Resolutions process and the innovative campaigns that evolve from it. Have your voice heard and make a real impact on local, national and global […]

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Show the Love Again in 2018

Following the success of the 2017 event, the NFWI will once again be taking part in Show the Love in 2018. A community pack with exciting ways you can take part and new craft and baking templates will be ready for members in November. Please contact the Public Affairs department with requests for receiving the community pack […]

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Find Time to be Kind this November

Following the adoption of a Resolution on Loneliness at the 2017 Annual Meeting, the NFWI has launched the ‘Link Together’ campaign. The campaign calls on every WI member to pledge to take action to tackle loneliness in their own communities, starting with marking World Kindness Day on 13 November.   To find out more about […]

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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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Save the date! Show the Love in February 2017

The WI will again be supporting the Climate Coalition’s ‘For the Love of’ campaign to raise awareness of climate change in February 2017. This campaign has proved very popular with members, and next year we will have even more ways that you and your WI can get involved. To register to receive a campaign pack […]

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Public Affairs

Judith Abrams (Chairman) Lyn Brister (Vice Chairman) Andrea Neale (Vice Chairman) Fiona Cattermole, Jane Bird, Maureen Hindle, Elizabeth Haines, Philippa Croft and Lindsey Peters.  Public Affairs aims to help members to turn their concerns into campaigns and resolutions and then to help all WIs to support all resolutions passed at the annual meeting. ACWW AND EWA […]

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Suffrage Movement.

Take part in a private Periscope broadcast with Parliament to honour the Suffrage movement On 2 June from 7pm to 8pm, Parliament’s suffragette Artist-in-Residence Mary Branson will be hosting a private broadcast for WI members only, where she will be unveiling her new artwork New Dawn which is due to hang in Westminster Hall. Due […]

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Climate Change

October Week of Action – Speak up against the impacts of climate change Join us from 10 to 16 October 2016 in a week of action to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change, and make sure MPs feel that love. People all over the UK will be lobbying […]

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Could you be a Climate Ambassador?

WI members have vital stories to tell about the impact of our changing climate. The NFWI would like to harness the experiences of members to raise awareness of the things that could be lost to climate change. Over the coming months we will be recruiting volunteers from the membership to act as Climate Ambassadors. The […]

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More Midwives

More Midwives   As part of the More Midwives campaign, the Public Affairs team is surveying the maternity experiences of women who have given birth since 2014. Please circulate the below link to all interested members who may be eligible to take part: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WImaternity The survey closes on 29th April. If you have any questions […]

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Your Vote – Your Decision. Make it count!

The two resolutions below have been selected to go forward to a final vote, WIs should vote on each resolution separately. WIs should NOT vote for one resolution over the other but need to look at each resolution independently and vote for or against each of them. If both resolutions achieve a majority of votes […]

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Your Vote – Your Decision update

The Public Affairs team will be producing more detailed briefing notes on the two resolutions: Avoid Food Waste – Address Food Poverty and Appropriate Care for people in Hospital for People with Dementia. These will be sent out in the March mailing to all WIs. Further resources, including presentations and interactive quizzes, will be made […]

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Public Affairs Digest

The Public Affairs Digest was set up in  December 2015.  This includes the latest Campaign and Resolution news and is sent out every month by email. If any  members would be interested in receiving this monthly update  then please email http://publicaffairs@nfwi.org.uk with your  name and email address.  

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