Sexuality & Gender Equity

Eye on Afghanistan: Facing Famine

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Record levels of food insecurity persist in Afghanistan with almost half the population - 19.7 million people - facing acute hunger, requiring emergency food assistance. Families are being forced to resort to desperate coping measures in order to feed their children and families. Join our expert panel for an analysis of what action needs to be taken to ease the severe hunger and food insecurity confronting an entire nation.

‘I Am, You Are: A Pebble’: an interview with photographer Sebastian Böttcher

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‘I Am, You Are: A Pebble’ is a project by international photographer, Sebastian Böttcher. Inspired by the book ‘From Women to the World – Letters for a New Century’ by Elizabeth Filippouli, this collaborative project brings to life the extraordinary stories of visionary women from around the world. It portrays women from more than 20 countries, creating a metaphorical dialogue and a space for us all to celebrate women's diversity, values and compassionate leadership style.

How The Conduit Accelerated My Career as a Young LGBT+ Entrepreneur

A few weeks ago, I had the honour of co-hosting an LGBT+ History Dinner at The Conduit with my hero, Bisi Alimi. Attendees included friends, business clients, and other Conduit members. On the back of this, I’ve been inspired to write about how being a member at The Conduit has helped me accelerate my career as an LGBT+ young entrepreneur.

How to end FGM by 2030

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More than 200 million girls and women across the globe have undergone FGM, that’s over 1 in 20 girls and women in the world. Yet this is an issue that is entirely solvable. So what can we do? Our expert panel, alongside FGM activists tuning in from across Africa, discussed how we can harness the power of media to bring an end to FGM by 2030.

WORDS OF WISDOM

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We all have the power to inspire and be inspired by others. Yet, how often do we stop to reflect on those who have influenced our lives for the better? And for movements such as women’s rights, how do we acknowledge and honour those who have paved the way for us to enjoy freedom and choice?

WHY THE WORLD NEEDS BLACK FEMINIST MOVEMENTS

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The needs of Black women and feminist organisations have long and often historically been the least likely to be well resourced and, on top of these injustices, the COVID pandemic has intensified inequalities of which Black women have been further affected.

EBINEHITA IYERE: “ONE INSTANCE OF VIOLENCE IN A COMMUNITY IS ONE TOO MANY”

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After speaking on a panel at The Conduit about violence affecting young people, we talk to youth practitioner and founder of Milk and Honey, Ebinehita Iyere, about the root causes of rising violence, why we need to speak to young people about grief and the pressure facing young women and girls.

THREE FEMALE-FOUNDED BUSINESSES YOU SHOULD KNOW

To mark International Women’s Day 2020, we’re celebrating three impactful female-founded businesses – and the amazing women behind them –offering innovative and sustainable solutions to significant social and environmental challenges, supported by the Conduit Connect.

STACEY ABRAMS TALKS TRUMP, 2020 AND THE CHALLENGES FACING WOMEN IN POLITICS

In conversation with Channel 4 News Anchor, Jon Snow, at The Conduit on International Women’s Day this year, Stacey spoke about her plans for the 2020 presidential election, the measured thought process that guides her decisions and her experience as a woman of colour in politics.

DR ROB BERKELEY: “FOCUS ON WHAT’S STRONG, RATHER THAN WHAT’S WRONG”

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Rob Berkeley is buzzing with energy. The self-confessed ‘award-winning busybody, recovering academic and reforming social reformer’ is immersed in plans for Pride month – including a collaboration with Budweiser and a new film project – but his mind is already racing forward, assembling ideas for the future.