Resolutions & Campaigns
The WI has a long history of campaigning on a wide range of issues that matter to women and their communities. Over the past 100 years, WI members have campaigned to empower and support women within society, exerting their individual and collective influence; brought a series of controversial issues into the public domain; and brought about many changes in legislation and government policy. These national campaigns, called 'resolutions' are voted on by all WI members each year.
At a local level, WIs are encouraged to support groups and charities that are important to their communities.
Every resolution passed throughout the WI’s 101-year history has stemmed from a concern put forward by members. This uniquely democratic model offers the opportunity for you to combine your voice with 220,000 others to make a real difference on important issues.
Over 100,000 members took part in the 2018 selection process nationally, the highest turnout ever.
It's that time of year again when members are asked to vote on the 2018/19 Resolutions List.
The results of our votes need to be totted up and submitted to ESFWI so they can send through the results to WI Headquarters.
Once the national voting has been submitted, the two most popular resolutions will go through for discussion to the AGM in Bournemouth in June.
The Resolutions to be voted on are:
Improving Plant Biosecurity in the UK
Trees - Improving the Natural Landscape
Pelvic Floor Education
Suffering in Silence; end the Taboo around Menstrual Health
A Call Against the Decline in the Local Bus Services
Don't Fear the Smear
If you would like more information on any of the proposed resolutions please click here or check the November 2018 issue of WI Life which published the relevant briefing notes.
Each year, Groombridge WI members select a local group or charity to support, with the funds we have raised over the year.
For 2018, we decided to support
The Pickering Drop In Cancer Centre
donating all funds we raised throughout the year.
The centre is a self-funding registered charity. It was established by a group of cancer patients, who recognised the need to somewhere to go, to relax and talk with others in a similar situation. They also realised that families, friends and carers needed a place to find information and talk freely, without burdening the patient, or each other.
Find out more about the Centre by clicking below
The Pickering Drop in Cancer Centre