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About the WI

The Women's Institute was founded in 1915 to support women and communities during the First World War. It was so named because at the time many of the men were part of the Farming Institute. It is founded on four principles of improving womens' wellbeing: citizenship, development, education and health. The Women's Institute is the original social network!

If you would like to find out more about the work of the The Women's Institute, or refer to any of our policies, then please click on the following links:

WI Constitution and Rules Revised 2021

NFWI the WI as womens only organisation

NFWI Access of Carers to Members with Disabilities to Meetings and Events

NFWI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The WI Guide

The WI Handbook

The History of the WI

If you are interested in the aims of the WI and would like to find out more about becoming a supporter:

Supporter FAQs

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