RESOLUTION SHORTLIST FOR 2023
FEDERATION and member representatives met in October to whittle down 43 submitted resolutions for 2023 to a shortlist of four. They are:
1. SAVE OUR WATER: EVERY DROP MATTERS
As global temperatures rise, there is a risk drought will become more frequent in the UK. This will place increasing strains on the UK’s water supply and endanger our natural world.
The NFWI calls on government and water companies to work together to develop robust plans that would ensure the UK’s long-term water security, including addressing water leakage from pipes.
The NFWI calls on WI members to take immediate personal actions to value and conserve water.
2.TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN TEA WORKERS
The mostly women tea workers who produce our tea struggle to access living wages, decent housing, sanitation or education for their children due to the low prices paid to producers for tea.
The NFWI calls on UK tea companies and retailers to take action to fix the broken tea buying system to enable plantation owners to give women tea pluckers a fair deal so they can live the healthy and prosperous family life they deserve.
3.ONLINE GAMBLING HARM: TIME FOR ACTION
Online gambling has substantially increased, resulting in a growing number of people being exposed to the risks of gambling-related harms. Current legislation is inadequate in addressing the harms caused by problem gambling and in providing protections to those affected.
This resolution calls on decision-makers to introduce updated legislation and regulation to address these issues, and for increased support to be made available to those affected by problem gambling, particularly women and children.
4. CLEAN RIVERS FOR PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE
Water quality in our rivers is shameful. Legally, designated bathing waters must be regularly monitored for pollution, so …
The NFWI urges its members, the wider public, local authorities and Government to make, support and promote applications for official designated bathing sites on appropriate stretches of rivers in their area. This will be as instrumental to the clean-up of rivers as it has been for water quality improvement at coastal beaches.
l Resources to support your discussions on the resolutions are available on MyWI. Key points for discussion were in the November edition of WI Life. Your WI’s voting figures on each resolution should be sent to the Federation to arrive by February 14.
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