National Federation of Women’s Institutes
A platform for women to come together in support of one another and their community, to exert influence on matters of importance nationally and internationally and to acquire new skills and find new interests
From cookery courses, craft demonstration, history lessons and activities for all the family. There is something to suit all tastes at Denman. Open to non-members.
BEWI is linked to the Ringwood Group of WIs and is part of the Hampshire Federation. There are 70 federations in the UK.
Hampshire Woman’s Institute – Inspiring women
Campaigns and Resolutions
Annually, the National Federation of Women’s Institute (NFWI) lobby legislators and/or Government on a matter which has been voted for by members. Previous resolutions are not forgotten, the WI continues to exert influence on all resolutions until a conclusion is reached.
Proposed BEWI Resolution
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.