UNISON - Balance for Better

When: March 8 2019

Where: Cardiff, United Kingdom


To mark International Women’s Day 2019 - Velindre University NHS Trust and Unison Cymru/ Wales are hosting in partnership an event looking at women’s history, struggles and successes.

Over the last 12 months Velindre University Trust and Unison Cymru/Wales have been running various events and workshops on the theme of gender for staff members and external organisations.

The aim was to get a better understanding of gender and how gender impacts in all aspects of life, from choices attitudes and behaviours to challenging the barriers history has put in place.

This event brings together all of that work and is a celebration of how far gender equality has come.


There will also be an exhibition of 'Wall of Women' images of #legendarywomen provided by WEN Wales,

Draig Enfys, Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff Story Museum, and others'

and an opportunity for you to nominate your own for the exhibition as it travels across Wales.


Panel speakers include;

David Rees – AM and Chair of the STEM Cross Party Group

Norena Shopland – Historian and Author of “Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales

Abi Carter -Remembering Srebrenica

Kendall Bromley – Unison Young Members.

Cllr Debbie Willcox – Newport City Council Leader


Workshops include:

Menopause café – providing advice and support in all areas of menopause in the workplace

Showing of BBC Documentary – No more Boys and Girls – Can our schools go Gender Free?

Young apprenticeship activities

Days for Girls – period poverty volunteers group


There will also be stalls from local organisations, charities and public sector bodies.


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