Here is the results of the 2020 Resolution Vote
1. A Call to increase potential stem cell donor registration 38,280
2. Female crash test dummies 9,124
3. End modern slavery 35,395
4. Time to talk about death and dying 9,820
5. Protect our precious helium 11,705
Total selections received: 104,262
This year’s there were 104,262 selections cast.
The NFWI Board of Trustees has decided to put forward the two top resolutions to the Annual Meeting.
The wordings of the resolutions are as follows:
A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration
Wording: There is an urgent need to increase the number of people registered on the aligned UK stem cell registry in order to provide potentially life-saving treatment to people of all ages with certain blood cancers. We call on all WI members to promote registration to the database to avoid people dying whilst waiting for a match.
End Modern Slavery
Wording: There are tens of thousands of victims of modern slavery hiding in plain sight in the UK. Modern slavery has severe consequences for the health and mental wellbeing of survivors. The NFWI calls on Government to protect victims of modern slavery in the first instance and deliver longer term support to help them rebuild their lives. We call on our members to raise awareness of the prevalence of modern slavery throughout society and to campaign to defeat it.
Next steps – voting
WIs should now consider how they wish their delegate to vote at the Annual Meeting in London 4th June. All WIs get one vote per resolution – for or against. This means WIs shouldn’t vote for one resolution over the other, but should vote for or against each one independently. If both resolutions are passed at the AM, the NFWI will work on both issues.
WIs may choose to give their delegate discretion to decide how to vote after hearing the speakers’ presentations for and against the resolution and the debate at the Annual Meeting. Please ensure your WI makes it clear to your delegate whether you are granting her discretion.
WIs and federations are also encouraged to hold discussion events in to allow members to consider how they wish their delegate to vote.
You can find a selection of resources to help you learn more about the resolutions on the WI website and on My WI