Infertility is known as a condition that affects the reproductive system of both biological sexes (females and males), due to failure to conceive for over a year of unprotected sexual intercourse.
Infertility can affect people from any ethnic background, but is more likely to happen with women of colour. Around 10-15% couples of the reproductive age (16-44 years) are predicted to be infertile and 1 in 7 couples find it difficult to get pregnant.
On 23 June every year, the United Nations celebrate International Public Service Day. This internationally recognised day is designed to highlight the value and virtue of public service to communities and development, as well as recognise the work of public servants and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Iona Strang, a qualified nurse in the UK, shared her views on working in the nursing profession, working throughout a pandemic and whether her gender impacts her ability to do her job successfully.
International Women in Engineering Day (IWIED) is an international awareness campaign which aims to raise the profile of women in the engineering sector. IWIED challenges the gender stereotypes associated with this male dominated profession and promotes engineering as a rewarding job for women as well as men.
To celebrate IWIED 2021, FemLegal interviewed a number of engineering students, including Ellie Thomas from the University of Bristol, Katerina Mina also from the University of Bristol, and Ellie Winterburn from the University of Southampton.
What is ESG?
ESG investment refers to companies and investments which focus on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues. For example, would environmentally conscious investors rather invest their money in oil companies, or would they rather invest their money in companies involved with wind-farm infrastructure?
The Equality Act and the Equal Pay Act were introduced to help prevent discrimination, as regards the terms and conditions of employment, between men and women. However, despite these legislative efforts, it is no secret that discrimination remains an issue when discussing the topic of equal pay amongst male and female colleagues.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines feminism as “advocacy of equality of the sexes and the establishment of the political, social and economic rights of the female sex” . In other words, this movement battles for equality between the sexes. Intersectionality, however, focuses on the interconnected nature of social categories, and how they create interdependent systems of discrimination. This article will focus predominantly on gender and race. However, please note that intersectionality includes a range of other characteristics.