Today Engender has joined forces with over 85 organisations from across the UK in expressing our shared and serious concerns about the impacts a no-deal Brexit will have on civil society. Collectively, we have called on the Prime Minister to urgently engage with civil society to address the risks that leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st October presents.
Signatories of the letter have serious concerns that a no-deal exit will be a direct threat to the peace process in Northern Ireland, result in regression of rights and standards, uncertainty about the future, and about the lack of adequate engagement and support from the Government.
Films can be an amazing way to explore new ideas, understand complex issues, and celebrate change. And documentary film is a particularly good medium for discussion, as anyone who's overheard conversations about Fyre Festival, R Kelly or Apollo 11 this year will know.
Women’s labour market participation experts, Close the Gap, are running an exciting employer accreditation programme called Equally Safe at Work. We asked Programme Officer Kelsey Smith to give us an update on the project so far.
We know that Brexit is on the minds of women in Scotland at the
moment. The Conservative leadership campaign that will select the next UK Prime
Minister has brought a lot of fears to the surface about immigration, women’s
rights, care, and the economy.
Killoh is a proud member of the LGBT+ community with experience of fighting for
change for marginalised groups. As Pride month draws to a close, she reflects on the need to take action to end discrimination against lesbians.Follow Denisha on Twitter @denishakilloh
We live in a day and age where people are quicker than ever to call out injustices in society. Recently, we’ve seen an unprecedented rise of social activism, as a direct influence of social media, allowing anyone with a cause and a platform to fight for change.
Engender is really pleased to be working with University of Edinburgh student Elena Rodriguez on a project exploring women's experiences of the menopause.Born in San José, Costa Rica, Elena graduated in Medicine and
Surgery from the University of Costa Rica in 2016. She has since worked researching access
to healthcare for migrant and indigenous populations in Costa Rica, and on knowledge
and attitudes towards flu vaccines with health professionals and postpartum
women. She's been a feminist since 1990, and in her first blog for Engender, she sets out what the project hopes to do.
Biologically, the menopause is considered a natural part of ageing. Generally defined as the moment a woman stops having periods, it occurs at the average age of 51 years in the UK. However, for some women the process happens earlier - often with no apparent cause, or as a result of surgical or medical procedures, for example some cancer treatments.