This week we are focusing on Democracy. With elections coming up in May, now is a crucial time to learn about Democracy, and what it means to you.
Are you registered to Vote? Do you not what it means to Vote?
From Monday 14 March, our messaging will move from the mandatory requirement for face coverings to be worn when moving around communal areas of campuses, to face covering being optional.
We will continue to;
Provide face coverings for those wishing to wear one
Monitor and record staff and learner infection rates
Provide an enhanced cleaning schedule
Provide hand sanitiser in communal spaces
Use signage on screens to remind everyone about staying safe
Provide lateral flow tests whilst stocks last (we will no longer be able to order these)
Have you had your say in our Campus Safety Survey?
Campus Safety Survey
We are requesting all students to take a moment to fill in this survey around campus safety.
Being a Bridgend College student is more than just studying with us, your journey and experience with us is so important to not only you but to us too.
Student Wellbeing are looking to hear more about Campus Safety to aid them in ensuring supporting a safe, positive environment for all.
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March is Women’s History Month
What is gender discrimination?
Gender discrimination is any unequal treatment, including privilege and priority, on the basis of gender.
What is gender inequality?
Gender inequality is discrimination on the basis of sex or gender causing one sex or gender to be routinely privileged or prioritized over another.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and that right is violated by gender based discrimination. Gender disparity starts in childhood and are right now limiting the lifelong potential of children around the world – disproportionately affecting girls.
Is gender discrimination against the law?
Gender discrimination is prohibited under almost every human rights treaty. This includes international laws providing for equal gender rights between men and women, as well as those specifically dedicated to the realization of women’s rights, such as the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women – considered the international bill of rights for women.
Here in the UK Gender is marked as one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
What are the causes of gender inequality?
Gender prejudice and resulting gender discrimination begin in childhood. From the moment they’re born, girls and boys face unequal gender norms regarding expectations and access to resources and opportunities, with lifelong consequences – in their homes, schools and communities.
For example, the world’s boys are often encouraged to go to school and get an education to prepare for work, while girls carry heavy household responsibilities that keep them from school, increasing the odds of child marriage and pregnancy.
What are the effects of gender inequality?
Despite worldwide progress, gender inequality persists. The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened to put years of hard-won progress at risk. Far too many girls, especially those from the poorest families, still face gender discrimination in education, child marriage and pregnancy, sexual violence and unrecognised domestic work. These are some types of gender inequality.
What is the importance of gender equality?
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future. Eradicating gender issues means a world where women and men, girls and boys all enjoy equal rights, resources, opportunities and protections.
Empowering girls from the start is proven to have lasting and compounding benefits over the course of their lives. When girls are supported to be active in civic and political spaces, in particular, they are empowered with the tools and skills they need to be drivers of positive change in their families and communities. Girls are the experts of their own experiences, priorities and needs, and are powerful catalysts for a a world where gender equality flourishes.
What are the effects of gender equality on society?
When girls are empowered to lead their lives, speak their minds and determine their futures, everyone benefits. History suggests that when we fight gender oppression, societies are more stable, safe and prosperous, with happier, better educated citizens.
Investing in gender equality can have large-scale benefits:
Every £1 invested in women’s and children’s health can generate a £20 return – according to the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
A girl’s eventual income will increase by up to 20% for every year she stays in school – according to UN Women. It also encourages girls to marry later and have fewer children, and leaves them less vulnerable to violence.
Advancing women’s equality could add up to $28 trillion to global annual growth by 2025 – according to the McKinsey Global Institute.
How does Save the Children challenge gender discrimination and promote gender equality?
Gender equality is a basic right for all people, including both girls and boys.
A focus on gender equality is essential to close inequality gaps and ensure that we reach every last child, including those who are most vulnerable. Gender inequalities intersect with and exacerbate other factors contributing to vulnerability, including age, race, socio-economic class, gender identity, geography, health status and ability.
To build a more equal, inclusive future, free from gender discrimination, we need to start in childhood and in youth. Promoting gender equality works!