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May be an image of text that says "NO MORE violence against women theWI INSPIRING WOMEN The 'Ask for Angela' safety initiative runs in nighttime venues across the UK. People who feel unsafe, threatened or vulnerable can discreetly seek help by approaching venue staff and asking them for 'Angela'."

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RESOLUTION SHORTLIST

In the November/December issue of WI Life which is landing with members this week, you will find information about the five shortlisted resolutions for 2021/2022 which will now be taken forward for further debate and voting by members!

Please see Cambridge WI News with further information on how to vote.

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Have you made one of the No More Loopholes bracelets ahead of #COP26 calling on the government to commit to strong climate agreements at the conference?

If you have made one and would like to send it to the NFWI to take to COP26 in Glasgow, we’d be delighted if you could post them to the NFWI at:

NFWI Public Affairs
104 New Kings Road
London
SW6 4LY

bracelet

Please remember to attach your name and WI to the bracelet. At COP26 we will be handing them out to politicians, negotiators and decision makers.

It’s not too late to make a bracelet if you’d like to be involved. Find the project instructions on My WI: https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/…/…/WI_COP26_TheWholeStory_003.pdf

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As part of WI's The Whole Story campaign, join  us tomorrow between 1pm-2pm to hear some top tips from campaigners at Hope for the Future on how to effectively communicate the need for climate action to your MP.  This is a training session available to WI members ahead of 'The Whole Story' #COP26 campaign parliamentary lobby.
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On 16 September 2021 we'll be celebrating #WIDay, and this year we're turning 106 (we don't look bad for our age!) 
The theme for this year's WI Day is friendship and connection and we'll be shining a light on the special and lifelong friendships that are made in the WI. Tune into our social media channels this week to see how we'll be marking this important milestone.

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Hundred Heroines

Introducing a new partnership with Hundred Heroines: Women in Photography Today!

NFWI are excited to announce the start of an exciting new partnership between the NFWI and Hundred Heroines.

Hundred Heroines is the only UK charity advancing awareness of women and non-binary photographers. They encourage audiences to explore gender equality and diversity through the work of women artists, whose perspectives and experiences are frequently marginalised.

The aim of this partnership will be to offer WI members a range of opportunities to learn and develop their skills in photography and art, while raising both individual and organisational awareness of the barriers faced by women and non-binary photographers around the world, challenging the way we see the world, pushing personal boundaries and highlighting human rights issues.

More details will be coming soon, so keep your eyes on My WI for updates.

To read more about the work of Hundred Heroines, visit My WI: https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/…/la…/introducing-hundred-heroines or Hundred Heroines website at https://hundredheroines.org/

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2020/21 Resolution Results

In the lead up to and following the Annual Meeting, WIs have been discussing the proposed ovarian cancer resolution and deciding how they wish to vote.

Link Delegates and Federation Representatives have cast these votes and we are happy to confirm that the resolution ‘A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer’ has passed with a majority of 99.48%.

This means the resolution is now an NFWI mandate and will form the basis of a national WI campaign which all members are invited to work on.

You can read more and download our briefing on the new campaign with background information and some initial ideas about how you can take action here: https://www.thewi.org.uk/…/res…/resolution-selection-results

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Cambridge Federation are arranging an event nearer the time, look out for details in the August/September Newsletter

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Pride

Today is the first day of #PrideMonth! We’re excited to launch a new inclusive Pride logo this year – if you’d like to use it as your WI profile picture, simply save it and upload it. You can also download it from My WI!

We’ll be celebrating LGBT+ Pride season across the summer and are encouraging WIs to organise Pride picnics in your local communities!

Choose your date and get ready to come together again, either in person or virtually, to celebrate. Why not invite a friend and showcase your WI?

We’ve launched a ‘Pride Picnic Pack’ with a bunch of brilliant ideas to make your Pride celebration even more special. Download it from My WI: https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/…/members-resou…/celebrating-pride