The Sotonettes Present… NFWI Resolutions Shortlist 2016!

Hot on the heels of celebrating 100 years, the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) has recently unveiled the shortlist of eight new resolutions for NFWI campaigns, to be discussed in 2016.

Now it’s up to Sotonettes members to help select which resolutions go forward to the 2016 NFWI Annual Meeting, as each WI across the country will be collecting votes from members and submitting them to the local federations. These votes in turn will be passed to the NFWI, who are keen to refresh the resolutions process after the outcome of the 2015 AGM.

To help Sotonettes members decide, we will be publishing the details of one resolution per day between today and the next Sotonettes main meeting on 15 December at The Slug & Lettuce, Above Bar, Southampton. We’ll be discussing these resolutions further at the main meeting, and there will also be an opportunity to cast your vote. You can also download a helpful Sotonettes guide on the whole process here!

If you are a Sotonettes member but you can’t make December’s main meeting, or if you have any queries about the resolutions process and how your vote counts, email or drop us a line on our Facebook page!

The shortlist of resolution titles for 2016 is:

  1. Ban the microbead
  2. British fruit: reviving our heritage
  3. Free sanitary protection for homeless women
  4. Prevention of sudden cardiac death in young adults in the UK
  5. First aid to save lives
  6. Mind or body – equal funding for care
  7. Avoid food waste, address food poverty
  8. Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia

We look forward to hearing your opinions and receiving your votes!

Love, The Sotonettes Committee