2018 marks a century since members passed the first WI resolution. Learn more about the WI’s campaigning history and find out how you can celebrate with your WI.
Over the last 100 years WI members have campaigned on an incredible range of issues, increasing public awareness and bringing about policy change. Discover some of the WI’s campaign highlights in the timeline below.
In 1922 and 1924, two resolutions were passed calling for an increase in women police. In 1922, the resolution, proposed by Staffordshire Federation, was passed in response to the disbandment…
The WI was one of the several organisations who founded the Fairtrade Foundation in 1992. Members had been campaigning throughout the 1970s and 1980s for global food security and agricultural…
Recognising the chronic shortages of midwives, in 2012, Horwich WI in Lancashire Federation proposed a resolution calling on the Government to ‘increase investment in the training, employment and retention of…
In October 2018, the Prime Minister wrote to the NFWI sending her congratulations to the organisation for its 100 years of resolutions.
There are many ways to mark this special anniversary with your WI. For ideas and resources to help plan your celebrations, including our 2018 anniversaries toolkit and commemorative postcards, visit My WI.