Community and Campaigns

We support a number of causes and have national and local campaigns every year. More information on local campaigns for 2016 will be published soon.

Formed in 1915, the WI 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 WI 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.

The 2016 WI National Campaigns

Time to talk about organ donation

The WI is encouraging members to talk about organ donation with their friends and family. Find out more…

More Midwives

The WI is campaigning for more midwives. Find out why and how you can help. Find our more…

SOS for Honeybees

The SOS for Honeybees campaign was launched after a resolution calling on the government to increase funding for research into bee health was passed at the 2009 AGM. Find our more…

Care not Custody

The NFWI is calling for people with mental health problems to get the right care for their condition via more diversion schemes and better community mental health services offering safe alternatives to imprisonment. Find out more…