Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Women's Institute.
Photograph of the first UK WI at Llanfairpyll 16th September 1915.
We are delighted to welcome you, in this the WI Centenuary year, to our mobile enabled web site, our virtual WI, now available to all users.
Centenary Celebrations, 2015.
Here are some photographs of our Centenary Celebrations, 2015.
Photograph of our lovely WI representative Sylvia Downs, ready for her visit to Buckingham Palace Gardens for WI Centenary Celebrations.
Friendship at the Baton hand over 2015 at Kingston House, Kingston Bagpuize.
Our web site.This Women's Institute web site was compiled to help and interest our members and to tell the rest of the world what our aims are, what we do and why we exist. The WI is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK and our ideals of the Women's Institute are truth, justice, tolerance and friendship. The WI exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills. 'The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities'. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
So what do we offer?
The W.I. offers women the best opportunity to make an impact in their communities, to influence local, national and world issues affecting the social, economic and environmental life of families and communities, and to learn traditional and new skills. Did you know that since its inception in 1915 the W.I. has campaigned on a wide range of issues including:Domestic Violence , Equal Pay, Oil Pollution, Aids, Farm Gate Milk Prices, Care of Our Environment, Stop Climate Chaos, Chemicals and Health, Supermarkets, Fairtrade Fortnight, Children's diets, exercise and health, Healthy Eating, and Supermarket Packaging Campaign.
SOS for Honey Bees
We also campaign on wider policy issues including: human trafficking and violence against women, adult education and trade justice. In 2009 our campaign was for honey bees, which we are still following. See more here.
SOS for Honey Bees - Honey Bees play a vital role in the pollination of food crops and in our environment. In view of concerns about the accelerating decline in the UK honey bee population, this meeting urges HM Government to increase funding for research into Bee Health.
Honeybees play a vital role in the pollination of food crops and in our environment. In view of concerns about the accelerating decline in the UK honeybee population, this meeting urges HM Government to increase funding for research into bee health.' WI Life.
More Organ Donations
WI members call for more Organ Donations
see more on this and other campaigns here.
Milk price cuts.
WI members are backing dairy farmers.more.....
The NFU and the NFWI are campaigning to safeguard the future for Britain's dairy farmers. WI members got behind dairy farmers in their thousands during the Great Milk Debates however there is increasing concern that momentum has been lost, and many farmers are struggling to make a decent living.
By revisiting the Great Milk Debates we hope to show that consumers have a real stake in the vibrancy of the British Dairy industry. We will be calling on retailers, processors and the Government to play their part in ensuring there is a long-term future for British milk. Over 15,000 members took part in the debates in 2007 and we believe that there is still a huge strength of feeling to evoke change today. An action pack will be available shortly.Read on...
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