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Latest12 Nov | LGBT+ Equality | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality

Trans Awareness Week 2023

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

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30 Jan  | Cultural Calendar  | Guest Blog | Gender Equality | Women in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

As we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science this February, I am struck by some of the gender equality problems women still face in STEM. The United Nations, who promote the event, say that even in 2023 women are still under-represented in fields such as engineering and computer science. And those female scientists who do persist, tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers and are often passed over for promotion

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08 Mar  | Call to Action | News | Gender Equality

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. Across the University, we will be holding a variety of events and activities to mark the day. The IWD2022 theme is #BreakTheBias

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27 Nov  | Guest Blog | Gender Equality

On the 3rd day of Activism, my true love gave to me: a march for women’s equality

There is an alleyway in Leeds where I live, that I now know in my head as ‘the r*pe alley’. It didn’t used to be this way – well it did, but I just didn’t know it yet. It was just the alleyway I used to get home, used to go to school or work. It was convenient, decorated in spray paint tags and color bursts and tree covered. I walked this alley so many times in the dark, alone after having just parted ways with friends, and at those times, I didn’t feel frightened

white ribbon symbolising the end of violence against women
25 Nov  | Gender Equality

UNiTE to end violence against women campaign 2021

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!

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22 Mar  | Guest Blog | Gender Equality

Role reversal - How do couples make the decision?

Families and households have changed massively over the past decades. Alongside these changes, some couples are arranging work and family roles non-normatively, with the father assuming primary responsibility for childcare and the mother bearing primary responsibility for breadwinning. Because these family arrangements are so recent and rare, little is known about the circumstances and considerations that lead to the allocation of family roles

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21 Mar  | Guest Blog | Gender Equality

Who does what when couples swap roles?

A growing body of research has attempted to understand the gender gap in the allocation of family and work roles. Research points to couples who arrange work and family roles non-normatively as drivers of change in gender division of labour. Because those family arrangements are so recent and rare, little is known about the daily routines of those couples

Indian mother and baby in arms. Happy, maternal love
16 Mar  | Diversity & Inclusion | Gender Equality

The Maternal Pandemic

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

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16 Mar  | Gender Equality | Lincoln News

Uniting in support of women’s right to feel safe

Following the dreadful murder of Sarah Everard earlier this month, many women everywhere are sharing their experiences of violence, inappropriate behaviour, physical, verbal and sexual abuse, expressing how unsafe they feel, and highlighting that for many they feel this on a regular basis