The 2022 National Resolutions List

NFWI Chair Lynne Stubbings giving a speech to a big audience of WI members at the AM 2019
This is where the most popular resolutions all eventually end up!

The resolutions are:

  • Fit for Purpose – Clothes Fit for Girls

Girls’ clothing ranges often promote harmful gender stereotypes and can lack the practicality and robustness of boys’ clothing due to the different design features and materials used. The NFWI calls on clothing manufacturers and retailers to produce and market clothes for girls of all ages which are equal to their boys’ clothing ranges in terms of design, quality and coverage, and which aim to empower and enable girls to feel comfortable and confident in whatever activity they choose throughout their childhood.

Read the full PDF here.

  • Appropriate Sentencing of Non-Violent Women Offenders

Women in prison are some of the most vulnerable in society. The majority have committed non-violent offenses, and many have been victims of much more serious offenses than those they are accused of committing. Prison can do enormous lasting damage to women’s mental health, and research shows
that community support and management can be far more effective and produce better-reoffending outcomes than custodial sentences, as well as mitigate the negative impacts on children and their wider families. The NFWI, therefore, urges the government to renew its focus on early intervention and community-based solutions for women who have committed non-violent offenses as a matter of urgency.

Read the full PDF here.

  • Equality in Law for the Menopause

Too many women are experiencing discrimination at work and in wider society during menopause. The NFWI calls on the Government to strengthen equality law by including menopause as a protected characteristic alongside pregnancy and maternity under the Equality Act 2010, in order to provide better protection for women and help tackle the stigma around menopause.

Read the full PDF here.

  • Women and Girls with ASD and ADHD Under-Identified, Under-Diagnosed and Under-Supported

Women and girls presenting with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are going undiagnosed. The NFWI calls on the government and funding bodies to fund research into the female presentation of ASD and ADHD, and for action to be taken to improve the diagnosis process for women and girls, to ensure that they are equipped to better manage these conditions and do not suffer in silence. The NFWI further calls on WI members to raise awareness within their WIs of the issues facing women and girls with ASD and ADHD.

Read the full PDF here.

  • Tackling Digital Exclusion

Digital exclusion in the UK is preventing a significant proportion of the population from accessing the internet, and therefore limiting access to essential services, learning opportunities, and social connections. This can be due to a lack of internet connection, lack of access to devices, or lack of digital literacy. With millions of people affected, the NFWI calls on the government to increase investment in digital infrastructure, ensure access to suitable devices and appropriate education and training.

Read the full PDF here.

If you’re new to the WI and not sure what this is all about… this video tells you everything you need to know and more:

On 24th October 1918, at the NFWI’s second Annual Meeting at Cathedral Hall in Westminster, WI members voted on and passed the WI’s first resolution, thus establishing the first WI campaign. This was just the beginning, and the last 100 years have seen the NFWI, federations, WIs and members get behind an incredible range of social policy, health, food and agriculture, education, environment and international campaigns, with WI successes ensuring increased public awareness and important policy changes.

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