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100 years of growing women’s roles in society

By Abha Thakor The Women’s Institute is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and local groups up and down the UK are marking the milestone. The WI was formed during the First World War and grew as it encouraged countrywomen to grow and preserve food for the nation. The first British WI met on Anglesey, North Wales, on… Read More »

Jam, Jerusalem and Change

Women have played a role in civic society and politics often in quiet and every day ways. They have contributed to change in the expectations of the way women would live, behave and participate in their family life and wider roles. In the last 100 years, the Women’s Institute (WI) has played an active, and sometimes unknown,… Read More »