Resolutions results 2019

This year’s total is the highest since the individual selection process was introduced, with over 105,000 selections cast by members.

The results of the 2019 resolution shortlist selection process are:

Improving plant biosecurity 13,010 votes

Trees - improving the natural landscape 18,959 votes

Pelvic floor education 8,401 votes

Suffering in silence - menstrual health taboo 8,912 votes

Decline in local buses 35,194 votes

Don’t fear the smear 20,825 votes

Total selections received to date 105,184 votes

To allow members to work on a breadth of issues, the NFWI Board of Trustees has decided to put forward the top two resolutions to the NFWI Annual Meeting in Bournemouth on 5 June.The resolutions are:

A call against the decline in local bus services

Over the last decade there has been a massive decline in the number of bus services, particularly of those in rural and semi-rural areas. In order to alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, as well as promoting sustainable development, the NFWI calls on the government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services.

Don’t fear the smear

Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives a year, yet attendance is currently at its lowest for a decade. The NFWI urges WI members to attend routine screening, to take action to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and address barriers to attendance to help eradicate cervical cancer.

NFWI Annual Meeting - 5 June

Several of our members attended the annual meeting and our President went as our delegate.

There were some interesting debates about this year’s resolutions and the votes were as follows:

A call against the decline in local bus services - for 5729 against 262

Don’t fear the smear - for 5788 against 194

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