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 have taken part in the 2018 selection process nationally, the highest turnout ever.
One resolution has now been selected to go forward to the final vote at the Annual Meeting in Cardiff on 6 June 2018: Mental health matters
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.
Next steps: voting
At our May meeting, Groombridge WI will need to consider how they wish their delegate to vote at the Annual Meeting in Cardiff on 6 June 2018 - either for or against the resolution.
We hope to secure a relevant speaker for the meeting to help us consider this important vote.
If you wish to find out more about the resolution, please click 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