Welcome to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI), the largest organisation for women in the UK with 215,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands. The Women’s Institute celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

The ideals of the Women’s Institute of truth, justice, tolerance and fellowship are as strong and important now in the 21st century as they were at the birth of the WI in 1915.

The WI exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills.

Our current campaigning priorities are the Supermarkets Code of Conduct Campaign , the campaign on Children’s Diets, Exercise and Health, the campaign on Chemicals and Health , and the ongoing campaign on Genetically Modified Food and Crops. Click on the links on the left for more on all our campaigns, and details of how you can get involved.

In the past NFWI has worked on a wide range of issues: from issues of national concern such as the decline in rural services, to international issues such as the negative impact of free trade on the worlds poorest people.