Sexuality & Gender Equity

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.

BISI ALIMI: “I CELEBRATE THE MOMENT I CAME OUT EVERY DAY”

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LGBT activist and Conduit member Bisi Alimi gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out on national television, despite the risk to his career, his personal relationships and even his life.

ASMA KHAN: ‘IF THE PEOPLE AROUND ME ARE STILL IN CHAINS, I’M NOT FREE

If you hadn’t heard of Asma Khan a year ago, chances are you will have by now. One of London’s most renowned restaurateurs, in February 2019 Asma became the first British chef to star in Netflix’s successful series Chef ’s Table. Already a famous figure among foodies, the move into TV has catapulted her career into the stratosphere.