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
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
People over 50 who lose their jobs are more likely to suffer long-term joblessness than any other age group, according to a new report published by the Department of Work and Pensions that seeks to understand trends in the economic labour market status of individuals approaching State Pension age. The statistics reveal the full adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older individuals in the labour market and serves to underline the differential consequences of the ongoing economic turmoil
A report published this week outlines the findings of a rapid impact review of COVID-19’s impact on maternal mental health and services by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and Centre for Maternal Health. A combination of lockdown, economic uncertainty, job insecurity, and the impact of the virus itself, coupled with the reduced access to vital perinatal and mental health services, is likely to have long-term consequences for women and their families, as well as for health services and provisions
Since 2015, Chiara has been working to raise awareness of trans issues and has spearheaded the Transitional States programme, which is supported by the Welcome Trust. She has been organising events for LGBT+ History Month since 2018, which is now a regular feature at the University of Lincoln. Chiara was included in the Global OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List, January 2021
Despite the challenges that the pandemic has thrown at students across the globe this year, the UOL Students’ Union Campaigns Network has worked hard to enhance the student experience and make impact on and off campus.
At the moment, there seems to be a lot of news coverage regarding rising numbers of trans young people seeking help, with a particular focus on young trans men. Often this coverage seems to suggest there’s something alarming about this rise, and that perhaps teenagers are just “confused” or too young to know what they need.
LGBT+ history month happens every February. Its mission is to promote equality and diversity through improving the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and stories, raising awareness of, and educating people about, relevant issues and making institutions safe spaces for all LGBTQ+ people. This year’s theme is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’, and in recognition of the challenging times we are currently living through, we will be promoting mental health and wellbeing as part of our celebrations this year.
Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of lights. The five-day Festival of Lights (12-16 November 2020) celebrates a number of themes, including joy, forgiveness, knowledge, the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, and the legend of Rama and Sita. Diwali is the most auspicious Festival celebrated by Hindus around the world. It is also celebrated by Buddhists, Jaines and Sikhs. Like most Hindu celebrations, the whole community can join in