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NFWI-Wales Public Affairs Conference

Over seventy members attended our Public Affairs Conference in Llanelwedd  on 11 October 2018.

The Conference was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate 100 years of WI campaigns as well as focus on the current campaigns.  We heard from inspirational speakers throughout the day and covered a range of themes, from tackling FGM and ending mental health stigma, to housing provision in Wales, tackling plastic pollution and women in public life.

Reflecting on 100 years of WI Campaigning, Professor Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester spoke about the part played by the WI in the suffrage movement and the WI’s campaigns for women police and for the provision of a water supply in rural houses.

Members also had an opportunity to discuss the progress achieved over the last 100 years through WI campaigns and the challenges that remain.

Read the Conference Report.

Presentations

Tackling FGM Together in Wales - Mwenya Chimba PhD, Head of Training and Survivor Engagement, Welsh Women's Aid

Ending Mental Health Stigma in Wales - Karen Roberts, Time to Change Wales Programme Manager

100 years of WI Campaigning: Suffrage, Water and Women Police - Professor Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History, University of Worcester

Housing Provision in Wales: Developments over the decades and the continued challenges in providing affordable, adequate housing for all - Selina Moyo, Policy Officer, Community Housing Cymru

Tackling Plastic Pollution Together - Lesley Jones, Chief Executive, Keep Wales Tidy