Each year between November 13–19, we participate in Transgender Awareness Week. This is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the trans community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community
Today is Carers' Rights Day! This year's campaign raises awareness of the rights of the many unpaid carers across the UK. Whether you are a new or experienced care-giver, it is important that you can access the support you need at the time that you need it. We must all recognise the mental and emotional toll that care-giving can have on those around us, and the impact on their family relationships and work-life balance
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. As in previous years, this day marks the launch of the 'UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign' - an initiative of 16 days of activism that concludes on the day we commemorate International Human Rights Day (10 December 2021). Join us in this international campaign to raise awareness and make a stand against all forms of gender-based violence. Wear the white ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise!
We are thrilled to announce that Musiiwa (Moss) Takavarasha has received the LCHS Celebrating Success 2021 Staff Award in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion category. Moss, a registered nurse in the Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) NHS Trust, set up the Lincolnshire SWANS (Staff Wellbeing and Networks Study) to explore the issues surrounding race, access and belonging during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This research now forms the cornerstone of his PhD within the EGC. Great news Moss!
We are delighted to celebrate with Sue as she receives the Institute of Directors (IOD) Director of the Year Award 2021 for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Midlands Region). Sue champions diversity and inclusion in all that she does, promoting the importance and understanding of intersectionality and equality as a driver for business success. She is a consulting partner at the EGC and also one of our PhD students. Well done Sue!
Today is World Mental Health Day 2021. Coming hot on the heels of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's theme – Mental Health in an Unequal World – could not be more timely. The last 18 months has shone a spotlight on our health inequalities, facilitating frank and open discussions around mental health, and leading to the stark realisation that we are on the cusp of a mental health crisis – not just in the UK, but across the world
As part of our Race Equality Project, and in celebration of BHM 2021, we are proud to be launching a new programme in our Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series later this month. Race Matters will join our successful Be Inspired! and Young Minds programmes, and will offer thought-provoking, lived-, and insightful narratives that aim to broaden attitudes toward the topic of race, exploring and challenging discrimination in a multidimensional way
Black History Month UK has launched its new campaign to mark BHM2021 (October). Inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter events, the new campaign is called 'Proud To Be'. It invites Black and Brown people of all ages throughout the UK to share what they are proud to be - Proud To Be Black, Proud To Be Brown, Proud To Be Black & LGBTQ+, Proud To Be Me. To celebrate, the University has planned a programme of thought-provoking events and activities across the campus, across the City and on-line – to raise awareness, share our knowledge, and learn from each other
The University of Lincoln has received the prestigious Race Equality Charter Bronze Award for its efforts to tackle racial inequality. Having signed the Race Equality Charter in 2016, we are now one of only 21 UK universities to hold the Bronze Award status from Advance HE. The Award recognises the work the University has been engaged in over the last few years to identify and reflect on institutional and cultural barriers facing our Black, Asian and ethnic minority staff and students.