CampaignsCauses we believe in and support
We support the WI national campaigns. These aim to respond to issues which affect society and have been identified by the national membership, through the Resoltions process, as ones where the WI can make a difference.
Recent campaigns have included End Plastic Soup, Alleviate Loneliness, Reduce Food Waste. We try to take local action to further the campaign issues. We completed the NFWI survey of information about product life and storage on labelling in supermarkets, and discussions about reducing our use of plastics resulted in members using new products to replace cling film and to trap micro fibres in washing machines.
The campaign for 2018 ‘Mental Health Matters’ states that:
‘Mental health matters as much as physical health. The NFWI urges all WI members to recognise the importance of parity between mental health and physical health, and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as much as physical health issues, and to lobby government for better support for mental illness.’
At the Annual Meeting of the National Federation of the WI this motion was carried taking 98% of the votes.
WI branches are now developing practical ways to support this motion.
Adderbury and District WI are planning a ‘Listening Skills’ workshop as a starting point for practical action. Watch this space!
The process of choosing the 2019 Resolution began at our January meeting when we voted individually for one of the six which have been put forward this year.
If you would like to get involved please contact us.