Womens Institute (@WomensInstitute )

Womens Institute

Bio The WI is the largest voluntary women’s membership organisation in the UK with over 200,000 members. Become a fan at facebook.com/theWI.
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Account created 19-03-2009 10:46:39
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Twitter Web App : These women also face differing dynamics of domestic abuse, which may include coercion, abuse from carers & financial abuse. They are also likely to experience abuse over a longer period of time because of difficulties & concerns when accessing the support they need. 2/2 #16Days

Twitter Web App : Women with disabilities are disproportionately at risk from all forms of violence and abuse. Studies have shown that they are twice as likely to experience domestic abuse and to suffer more severe injuries as a result of the violence. 1/2 #16Days

Twitter Web App : Adding some elven magic to our Nov/Dec crochet reindeer project! Careful there, Kathryn, or Santa's workshop will be calling with commissions... twitter.com/DurhamCountyWI…

Twitter Web App : For International Day of People with Disabilities, we want to provide information about disabilities, explain what we are doing to make the WI accessible for everyone & inspire WIs to look at what they can do.

Read more in our latest blog: thewi.org.uk/media-centre/b… 2/2 #IDPD2020

Twitter Web App : The WI is a place for all women and our aim is for members, staff and visitors with disabilities to receive the same services and opportunities as those who do not have disabilities. 1/2 #IDPD2020

Twitter Web App : While not all abuse looks the same, there are some common factors which can help recognise abuse. Knowing how to spot the signs could help you, or someone you know, recognise if you or they are in an abusive relationship. For more information visit womensaid.org.uk/information-su… #16Days

Twitter Web App : Congratulations to Joanne Eley for winning the Autumn Tree Photography Competition and thank you to the 156 members who entered! #NationalTreeWeek 🍂 twitter.com/NFWIWales/stat…

Twitter Web App : Day 2 of advent and here’s my little gift hand delivered by elf by The Bath WI They have been amazing throughout this year providing friendship and support for all members but especially those shielding. #advent #actsofkindness Womens Institute

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Twitter Web App : Have you organised or taken part in an activity as part of the #16DaysofAction against Gender-Based violence? Don’t forget to send in your photos and details of your event/s to pa@nfwi.org for a chance to be published in WI Life magazine.


Twitter Web App : On #WorldAIDSDay, we stand in solidarity with all those living with or affected by HIV and remember those that we have lost. The WI had a campaign on HIV & AIDS in 1986 to debunk the myth that it wasn’t a women’s issue & challenge prejudiced media representations of the disease.

Twitter Web App : Here is just a snapshot of what we have coming up this week! Plenty of festive courses and much more! Browse this weeks listings here denman.org.uk/whats-on/?_sea…

#denmanathome #onlinecourses #festivecrafts #christmascooking

Twitter Web App : 🎉The Great Winter Get Together has begun!🎉

Here are 5️⃣ ways to get involved:

🙏 Say thanks to your local hero
🤗 Show someone you care
🙌 Reach out to an old friend
💁 Learn about loneliness
🙋‍♂️ Help your community

Follow Great Get Together or visit: greatgettogether.org

Twitter Web App : Specialist frontline services for BAME communities and migrant women are also few and far between. The ‘no recourse to public funds’ rule can also be a major barrier for migrant women trying to escape abuse and access support. 2/2 #16Days

Twitter Web App : Women from BAME communities may be more susceptible to particular forms of abuse like forced marriage or FGM. They are likely to face additional barriers to receiving the help they need & stay longer in those abusive relationships due to the barriers associated with leaving. 1/2

Twitter Web App : Beautiful festive crafts made by members of Wraxall WI! Today is the final day of their centenary month celebrations🎄 twitter.com/WiWraxall/stat…

Twitter Web App : The Together has launched a survey about what unites and divides us, and how we can build a more connected society. Please share your views at together.org.uk

The WI is proud to be a partner of the /Together Coalition.

TweetDeck : #16DaysofAction sources of support.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Bilingual Live Fear Free Helpline (Wales): 0808 8010 800
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Police: 999 press 55 when prompted if you cant speak.