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Campaign Mandates 2015/16


Townswomen's Guilds has a long and proud history of campaigning on important issues. Below you will find our current campaigns, mandated at our 2015 AGM, and below those a list of all other campaigns which are still active. Please get involved – leave us your opinion, tell us whether you agree or disagree with the issues. Please share your thoughts and experiences – this is your TG.

You can find more about the mandate process, how the 2015 mandates were developed and about the campaign mandate proposals for 2016 here.



Current Mandated Campaigns

Proposed topic for 2017: British Summer Time, yay or nay? campaign picture

Proposed topic for 2017: British Summer Time, yay or nay?

TG seeks to debate whether the twice-yearly clock-change is still necessary now

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Proposed topic for 2017: Fracking Regulation

TG to discuss the growing industry of Fracking and how it is regulated

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Modern Day Slavery

TG applauds the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and urges local authorities, law enforcement agencies, immigration officers and all others involved in tackling human trafficking and modern slavery to cooperate and ensure this legislation is upheld.

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Organ Donation

TG firmly believes that next of kin should not have the right to prevent doctors from taking any parts from the body that a registered donor has consented to donate and urges HM Government and the medical sector to ensure the wishes of organ donors are upheld upon their death.

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Mandated campaign 2015
Ban Gambling Advertising

TG urges HM Government to amend existing legislation, with reference to Advertising to Gamble in the Gambling Act 2005, so as to ban public advertising which encourages the practice of gambling, in the same way that advertising the use of tobacco is banned.

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Mandated campaign 2015
Disability Care

TG is in full support of any initiative to enable those with severe mental and physical disabilities to live in places, close to their families, where they can be properly looked after with assured long term continuity of care.

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Other Current Campaigns

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Female Genital Mutilation

Townswomen’s Guilds urges HM Government to enforce and extend the existing legislation regarding FGM.

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Human Trafficking

Townswomen's Guilds in Council assembled urges HM Government to take more action to tackle the problem of Human Traffickers in the UK who are exploiting women and committing crime against humanity.

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Keep Me Posted

Fighting for the consumer's right to receive paper copies of bills and statements without penalty

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Stop Laxative Abuse

Voicing concerns over the abuse of laxatives for weight loss purposes

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Women in Parliament

TG speaks on representation within Government, nationally and locally

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Recent Campaigns

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Assisted Dying

Townswomen’s Guilds supports a change in the law to allow for terminally ill, mentally competent people to have a right to an assisted death.

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Carers Trust: Britain’s Best Breakfast

Townswomen across the country have been getting together to raise funds and awareness by hosting their own breakfast events (or supper event, in at least one instance!) in support of the Carers Trust and their Best Breakfast initiative.

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Domestic Abuse

TG frequently revisits the issues surrounding all aspects of Domestic Abuse

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Safeguarding Children

TG was invited to a conference on the matter of safeguarding children.

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