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National Campaigns

Over the years, TG has campaigned on a wide range of topics. In order to better serve as an information source, we have divided our campaigns into appropriate categories; selecting a category will show all of the currently active campaigns TG has which relate to that area.
  • Social Injustice
    Women in Parliament

    TG speaks on representation within Government, nationally and locally

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    Violence against Women and Girls

    TG frequently revisits the issues surrounding all aspects of violence against women and girls, including but not limited to domestic abuse

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    Tackling Discrimination: Miscellaneous campaigns

    Miscellaneous campaigns which TG is supporting

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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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    Ban under-18 marriage

    "TG believes that marriage before the age of 18 should be made illegal in the UK"

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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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  • Health & Wellbeing
    Stop Laxative Abuse

    Voicing concerns over the abuse of laxatives for weight loss purposes

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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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    Mental Health

    TG is committed to raising awareness of the importance of mental health

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    Mandate 2019: Driving and Health

    TG calls on HM Government to require medical staff, police and other relevant agencies to inform the DVLA if an individual's health is reducing their ability to drive safely

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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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    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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    Caring for Carers

    TG has frequently campaigned on topics related to unpaid carers. In 2020, ahead of our conference, we are looking to raise awareness of the difficulties they face

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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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    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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    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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  • Environment
    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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    Fracking Regulation

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

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  • Media & Entertainment
    Keep Me Posted

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

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    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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  • Transport
    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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  • Education and Employment
    Safeguarding Children

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

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    Asbestos in Schools

    "TG urges HM Government, Local Authorities, and those responsible in law for the maintenance of educational facilities to ensure that every establishment that contains asbestos must produce an annual report for staff, pupils and their families. This report must explain how asbestos can affect health, where asbestos is present and how it is being monitored and maintained."

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