Health is everyone’s business

Health is everyone’s business

Policy News
Health is everyone’s business: lowering the number of women who lose their jobs because of a reproductive health condition Background Between July and October 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department of Health and Social Care launched a consultation on how to prevent people with health conditions from falling out of work and missing out on the opportunity to achieve their full potential. In 2018, Public Health England reported on the far-reaching impact of women’s reproductive health symptoms with reference to the impact on their professional lives. Feminine Vitae raises awareness about the under-recognised impact of reproductive health conditions on women’s career progression. From menopausal symptoms to conditions such as endometriosis which affect 1 in 10 women, many women with painful and chronic symptoms take long-term…
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Do the majority of people know what reproductive health is?

Do the majority of people know what reproductive health is?

Conditions, Policy News
#ReproductiveHealth Many people think that #reproductivehealth only has to do with the ability of a couple to have babies. But of course, it is not that simple. You might find it difficult explaining in detail this topic to someone who might be poorly informed. However, it is vital that awareness is raised and solutions are found to help those who suffer and are in pain day in and day out. Importantly, women bear by far the greatest burden of reproductive health problems and support needs to be provided in their social and work environment. Menstrual problems such as heavy menstrual bleeding or severe menstrual cramps are symptoms of more severe and chronic conditions such as Endometriosis, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Even, women going through the menopause can experience many challenging…
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FV meets the Secretary of State for Communities, Robert Jenrick and…

FV meets the Secretary of State for Communities, Robert Jenrick and…

Interviews, Policy News
The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship Feminine Vitae (FV) met Robert Jenrick MP (then as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury) at the launch of the Alison Rose review of Female Entrepreneurship on the 8th March 2019. FV brought to the attention of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, the issues faced by women affected by reproductive health conditions in the workforce and access to entrepreneuship support. He held the view that #Womencan achieve their full potential through entrepreneurship. As Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP stated that : “Together we must fire up Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st Century and ensure no one is held back from realising their full potential.” "Together we must fire up Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st Century and ensure no…
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Leave No One Behind

Leave No One Behind

Policy News
UK domestic implementation of Sustainable Development Goals In January this year, Feminine Vitae (FV) submitted written evidence to the House of Commons International Development Committee about the review of the UK progress on the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report published on the 16th July 2019, outlines recommendations for the implementation of the SDGs at domestic and international level. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals One of the SDGs’ ethos is that development should be inclusive, hence ‘leaving no one behind’. Accordingly, the domestic implementation of the SDGs should include the need of all women, including those affected by severe reproductive health symptoms. Especially SDG 5, which promote gender equality and encourage States to empower all women and girls. For this reason, FV submitted a contribution…
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How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century

How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century

Policy News
APPG reports on How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century Women & Work APPG The Women and Work APPG is a cross-party group that examines the role of women in the workforce, bringing together Members of Parliament and interested stakeholders. Feminine Vitae attended one of APPG’s yearly meetings in London on 28th of January 2019; and contributed towards bridging the gap between the willingness to commit to a more balanced gender distribution in the workplace and the challenges of achieving this. The How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century report offers proposals to improve female recruitment across the employment and labour market Flexible working by default: Hitting a new stride Flexible by default: University of Sussex as a case Study Notably, a key topic of discussion was the importance…
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Submission to the Women and Work APPG 2018

Submission to the Women and Work APPG 2018

Policy News
Our submission to the Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) November 2018 "Since the publication of this article, Feminine Vitae has been invited to Parliament for the launch of the APPG 's toolkit of practical suggestions, hints, and tips for employers on Monday 28th January 2019" Please find below an extract of our submission. Socio-economic impact of reproductive health conditions The impact of these conditions on women’s career progression and financial security remains under-recognised. Despite a significant proportion of women in the UK being affected by reproductive health conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and fertility problems, the impact of these conditions on women’s career progression and financial security remains under-recognised. In light of this, Feminine Vitae submitted recommendations to the Women and Work APPG on…
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Take a peek

Take a peek

News, Policy News
 This section is currently under maintenance. You will be able to read all our interviews and news very soon. In the meantime... take a peek Interviews conducted by Feminine Vitae over the past few months Our Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRDt17ScZpU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHmzLq-Y6So https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8PIfQXTkEg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFKo3ksRVJ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_OS3PPSNQ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT5LuJL4VxU
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