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.
The final 2017 resolutions that were voted for by members nationwide at the May AGM are 'Plastic Soup - Remove Microfibres from our Oceans' and 'Alleviating Loneliness'.
Click here for information about both 2017 final resolutions
The shortlist for 2018 resolutions is:
1 - Positive body image in a digital age
2 - Stop female genital mutilation
3 - Raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK
4 - Mental health matters
5 - Healthier mouth, healthier body
All members will need to vote for their preferred resolution to go forward to the national vote in May 2018.
Information on all 2018 shortlist resolutions can be found here
Each year, Groombridge WI members select a local group or charity to support, with the funds we have raised over the year.
For 2017, we decided to support Folly Wildlife Rescue donating all funds we raised throughout the year.
Folly Wildlife Rescue is a great charity that is very local to our village. They are dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding region.
With so much beautiful wildlife on our doorstep,
Folly Wildlife Rescue holds an important place in the heart of many of our members.
Folly Wildlife Rescue