2019 Resolution voting is in…

The results of the 2019 resolution shortlist selection process are:

2019 resolutions Selections
1 Improving plant biosecurity 13,010
2 Trees- improving the natural landscape 18,959
3 Pelvic floor education 8,401
4 Suffering in silence- menstrual health taboo 8,912
5 Decline in local buses 35,194
6 Don’t fear the smear 20,825
Total selections received to date 105,184

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

In order to allow members the opportunity to work on a breadth of issues, the NFWI Board of Trustees has decided to put forward the top two resolutions to the Annual Meeting.

The wordings of the resolutions are as follows:

A call against the decline in local bus services

Wording – 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

Wording – 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.

You can find a selection of resources to help you learn more about the resolutions on the WI website and on My WI:

  • Detailed briefing notes about each resolution.
  • A PowerPoint presentation on the topics.
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge.
  • A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document about the resolutions process.
  • A discussion guide with ideas about how to discuss the resolution in your WI.
  • Videos