2022-23 Resolutions

2022-23 Resolutions -  The Resolutions listed below will be discussed during the Horam WI January Members meeting.  

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Below is the shortlisted Resolutions:

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. Women to women – turning over a new leaf in the lives of women tea workers.
While in the UK we enjoy our daily cuppa, 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 decisionmakers 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. 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.