Campaigns

A long history of campaigning

Formed in 1915, the Women’s Institute has a long history of campaigning on a wide range of issues.

WI campaigns are about changing things for the better and tackling the issues that matter to members. Members are at the heart of the Women’s Institute and they play a central role in bringing issues onto the WI’s national agenda through our public affairs and campaigning.

From equal pay to climate change, from gaps in the midwifery workforce to the plight of the honey bee, WI members have embraced a diverse set of challenges and built a reputation for the WI as a practical and ambitious organisation that doesn’t shy away from tricky issues.

Our resolutions and mandates process means every campaign starts within our membership.  To understand the process better download this great presentation which clearly explains it all!
(Kindly produced by Anita Dudley, Treacle Tarts WI)
WI Resolutions – Clearing the fog

This presentation is also available via email, if you would like us to send it to you please email ku.oc1544481241.iwfw1544481241@nimd1544481241a1544481241

The Women’s Institute has a long history of campaigning on a wide range of issues.

Link Together

At the annual Meeting in June 2017, delegates voted in support of the NFWI’s resolution to ‘alleviate loneliness’ which aims to ensure that people who are lonely, or at risk of loneliness, are identified at the earliest possible opportunity and have access to the support and assistance they need. Our Link Together campaign seeks to inspire WI members to take action within their Institutes and federations and raise the profile of the issue with local health services.

Plastic Soup


Due to their small size microplastic fibres are readily ingested by aquatic life, filling up their stomachs which can eventually cause death. We also know that these fibres are ending up in the food we eat, the long term effects of which are not yet clear.The NFWI has launched the End Plastic Soup campaign, click here to see how you can take action!