The WI at 100: A century of inspiring women
The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) has today launched a new report that delves into the views and opinions of its current members, and highlights some of the key achievements from its 100-year history. The WI at 100 report was devised to mark the WI centenary.
The research, which was launched at a special WI-style meeting at the Houses of Parliament, reports WI members’ attitudes around the key areas of home and families, work and society, health and wellbeing, the natural world, and our global society.
The research showed that whilst life has changed significantly for women over the past 100 years, both old and new challenges are faced by WI members.
Read the report here.
Every year members of the WI have the chance to put forward issues they want to become national campaigns. A wide range of topics that matter to women and their communities has been tackled in the past including Equal Pay, Aids Awareness and challenging smoking in public places. More recently there have been campaigns including Violence against Women to Shortages of Midwives and the plight of the honeybee.
51 resolutions were submitted by WI’s and Federations this year and were shortlisted at a meeting in London on 3rd October.
The issues below are those that we need to read and make a choice on those we would like to support a s a WI. Please let me know your thoughts.
- Resolution No 5 - A Call Against the Decline in Local Bus Services
- Resolution No 4 - Suffering in Silence; end the Taboo around Menstrual Health
- Resolution No 3 - Pelvic Floor Education
- Highlights from the Annual Conference, Cardiff June 2018
- Shortlisted Resolution No 1 - Positive body image in a digital age