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Hampshire County Federation of Women’s Institutes

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Welcome to Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes. Formed in 1918 our federation currently has 181 WIs and 7,254 members. Each WI is unique in style, size and character and each has its own personality and programme for its members.

Calendar Competition closing date extended to 5th April …

Calendar Competition closing date extended to 5th April …

Calendar Competition closing date extended to 5th April …

Calendar Competition closing date extended to 5th April …

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Welcome to the HCFWI

181 WIs, 7000+ Members & Endless Activities!

Welcome to Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes. Formed in 1918 our federation currently has 181 WIs and 7000+ members. Each WI is unique in style, size and character and each has its own personality and programme for its members. Based in villages, towns and cities there is bound to be one near you, if not, we can help you form one. Apart from monthly meetings with a speaker or demonstration, many WIs have an extra wide range of activities including book clubs, theatre trips, walking, darts, craft, lunch and Mah Jong groups.

Welcome to the HCFWI

Empowering Women Through Education, Friendship & Advocacy

The WI is a democratic, social and educational charity and gives members the opportunity to build new skills, make new friends and be inspired. We encourage members to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their Communities. WIs meet once a month.

VIRTUAL WIs

A new and exciting way to get involved with the WI in Hampshire is to join one of our Virtual WIs.  Whether you find accessing a traditional WI challenging or you want to add to your existing WI experience, why not pop along to one of our Virtual WIs.

The Hampshire Clouds meet on a Friday evening and the Ladies Who Lunch are a daytime WI.

They both offer a brilliant WI experience from the comfort of your own home offering a monthly meeting plus additional meetings, subcommittees and a special kind of support and friendship.

Why not find out more by contacting

ladieswholunchvwi@gmail.com or

hampshirecloudsvwi@gmail.com

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What’s Going on in Hampshire

WI Resolutions & Campaigns

2024 Resolution Selections

2024 Resolution Selections

2024 Resolution Selections

2024 Resolution Selections

Dental Health Matters

There is a chronic shortage of NHS Dentists and people are suffering health issues as a result.

The NFWI calls on the Government to increase investment in the training and retention of dentists and to review the current inadequate NFS contracts in order to ensure everyone can access and NHS dentist wherever they live

Impacts of Poor Housing Conditions

Poor housing can have a deleterious effect on human health and wellbeing, safety and quality of life and can disproportionately affect the most vulnerable groups in society.

The NFWI calls on the UK Government to boost housing standards and regulations, increase funding for housing renovations, increase the supply of affordable and secure housing and strengthen collaboration with local authorities, housing associations and other relevant stakeholders to develop strategies that address local housing challenges.

Say “No” to Gambling Advertising

Harm caused by excessive gambling is a global problem.  Some countries are already addressing this by banning advertising.

The NFWI calls on members, the government, regulators, the NHS, educationalists and gambling charities to work together towards achieving a complete ban on gambling advertising.  This will reduce gambling harm, save the NHS money, protect family relationships and decrease the number of suicides, around 400 per annum at present

Improving Outcomes for Women in the Criminal Justice System

There is an urgent need to radically reform decision making in respect of women in the criminal justice system and in particular, pregnant women and women with children.

We urge cross-government collaboration to deliver on the 2018 Female Offenders Strategy by setting goals, robust governance and performance measures to reduce the number of women who have committed non-violent offences from being imprisoned.

Campaign News

Clean Rivers for People & Wildlife Campaign

Our campaign will be encouraging members to make and support applications to create bathing waters in rivers across England and Wales as a way to drive the clean-up of our precious waters.

Bathing water designation can play a key role in tackling pollution as it means that water must be tested for the bacteria that causes illness during the bathing season, and because water companies have an obligation to tackle pollution in these locations.

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Those of you with Hampshire WI email addresses can access the site below. If you are having problems please check out this video.

Hampshire Hub
News & Information

WI Officer Training 2024

This training is for new WI Officers and existing officers who would like a refresher.

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Officers – After your Annual Meeting

Don’t forget to send in your completed forms and accounts – and update MCS if you have had a change of Officers.

To give new Officers access to Office 365.

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