Category: News

County Annual Meeting – 17th March

Crown Plaza Resort – Five Lakes Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights Maldon CM9 8HX Doors open 9am (for shopping!) for 10.30 am start – 3.30 -4.00pm finish Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee stands will be available.   Guest Speaker: Anton du Beke!

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Retirement

 After 10 years of hard work as a WI Adviser for Essex Federation, Tricia Evans retired at the end of 2016. Tricia has been a familiar, friendly face to many WIs throughout the county, offering support and guidance in her own unique and often humorous way. Tricia also played a particularly active role in forming […]

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Resolution Shortlist 2017

1. 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 be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.   […]

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Annual Meeting Resolutions – 2016

At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Brighton on 11 June 2016 delegates voted to pass two resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns. These two resolutions are: Avoid food waste, address food poverty The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, […]

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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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‘In our Honour’

1897 Foundation of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies Banner The NFWI has been jointly awarded a piece of historic artwork honouring women’s roles in democracy and struggle for rights. In celebration of 800 years of Magna Carta, Parliament commissioned artists to produce banners to hang in Westminster Hall during the course of 2015 […]

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Gender Equality & Equal Pay

The NFWI welcomes the enactment of Section 78 of the Equality Act (2010) which requires that all businesses with over 250 employees conduct and publish a gender pay audit. The Equality Act enshrines into law the right of women and men to receive equal pay for equal work. It replaced previous legislation, including the Equal […]

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Organ Donation

98% of WI members voted on the organisation’s new campaign on Saturday (7th June 2014) at the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) Annual Meeting, imploring all members to discuss their wishes regarding organ donation with their family and friends. The resolution: “The NFWI notes that three people die every day whilst waiting for an […]

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