WI Campaign Examples: 2010 on

Recent WI Campaigns

For example, the key campaigns in 2015/16:

National WI campaigns bring WI members together to take action and achieve real change in policy and practice on the issues that we all care about.
Since 2010 WI campaigns have helped achieve:
  • £10m funding, announced in June 2010, for research into pollinator health. Thanks to the grant, research will be carried out into bee diseases and the effect of pesticides to help better understand threats to the honeybee population.


  • Government commitment, announced in June 2013 to develop an action plan for bees.


  • Cross party commitment to diversion and liaison schemes - a 'care not custody' approach to end the inappropriate detention of people with mental health needs. £5m pilot funding was announced by the Secretaries of State for Health and Justice in March 2011.


  • European Parliament commitment to introduce mandatory country of origin labelling on all fresh meat (July 2011).
  • Government concessions on Legal Aid reform, strengthening safeguards in draft legislation for domestic violence victims (Spring 2012).


  • Citing the More Midwives Campaign report Support Overdue in 2015 NHS England announced a major review of maternity services and is expected to publish its findings by the end of the year.


  • In 2015 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published its first ever guidance on safe midwifery staffing.


         (Listed on the NFWI website, January 2016.)




Have your voice heard and make a real impact on local, national and global issues by getting involved in WI campaigns. 
  • News - How are the campaigns going?

Remember you can also put forward your own resolution!

Any member can put forward a resolution. Your issue must be presented to your institution.  If they like it, it must be seconded by another institution and then put forward to the NFWI, usually by September. 

See the attachments at the bottom of this page and:

Take action - Campaign resources
If you want to take action on any campaign a range of resources can be downloaded by following the link below, or hard copies can be ordered from the NFWI Public Affairs Team:

Shadforth WI,
1 Jan 2016, 18:56
Shadforth WI,
1 Jan 2016, 18:56