The WI is an entirely member led organisation, and the resolutions process ensures that every WI member has the opportunity to set the direction of NFWI campaigns and policy, from the grassroots up. Every year WI members have the chance to put forward issues as 'resolutions' that they want to see the national body campaign on.
Details of the proposed resolutions for 2020 can be found below, voting will be completed at our February meeting;
Resolution selection results
Between November and February, every WI member had the chance to have their say about the resolution they wish to potentially form the basis of a national campaign.
1 A Call to increase potential stem cell donor registration - 38,280
2 Female crash test dummies - 9,124
3 End modern slavery - 35,395
4 Time to talk about death and dying - 9,820
5 Protect our precious helium - 11,705
Total selections received - 104,262
As “A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration” is ahead of “End Modern Slavery” by only around 3000 selections, the NFWI Board of Trustees has agreed that both resolutions will go forward to the Annual Meeting.
This year’s there were 104,262 selections cast.
The wordings of the resolutions are as follows:
A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration
There is an urgent need to increase the number of people registered on the aligned UK stem cell registry in order to provide potentially life-saving treatment to people of all ages with certain blood cancers. We call on all WI members to promote registration to the database to avoid people dying whilst waiting for a match.
End Modern Slavery
There are tens of thousands of victims of modern slavery hiding in plain sight in the UK. Modern slavery has severe consequences for the health and mental wellbeing of survivors. The NFWI calls on the Government to protect victims of modern slavery in the first instance and deliver longer term support to help them rebuild their lives. We call on our members to raise awareness of the prevalence of modern slavery throughout society and to campaign to defeat it.