As international women’s day draw’s to a close; for balance to mention International men’s day is 8th November.
From my experience, at school many topics were not covered therefore I’m planning a careers events, so we can discuss our experiences. One topic which was not addressed was balancing working with having children. Below are some thoughts I have. Does anyone else have other thoughts?
If if both parents or a solo parent works fulltime. It takes juggling! It is not easy, especially when unexpected things happen and they regularly do, like an ill child disrupting normal childcare arrangements or school holidays so child not cared for by school.
In the UK women have to take 2 weeks off following the birth of a child. They can then return to work. Or either parent is entitled to 9months statuary pay from the government. The parent can then take a further 3 months unpaid and be guaranteed their job. The parent’s company may add to the statutory pay. In the UK it is still the female that takes more of the leave than the man.
The following post, details a couple of women’s career.
The post above talks about how nurses used to be men. Today, in the UK it, is very different. I was on a course yesterday called ‘understanding cancer and it’s treatment’ there was mostly nurses there, a couple of physios and one holistic therapist and they were all women.
Half a million women in the UK are now living with dementia; this correlated with women living into their 80s. The condition is the leading cause of death in women in the UK.
Women are also more likely to take on unpaid caring roles for other people with dementia and are more than twice as likely as men to provide intensive, 24-hour care.
International women’s day is associated with the colour purple. I’n not very keen on the colour purple but the top, I’am wearing tonight is a purple tone. With two girlfriends, I’m watching 50 Shades Freed Film.
There are some great events taking pace as part of She festival in Sheffield city centre, on Saturday, but unfortunately, I can not go to any because i’m working. See link below for more details of the Intenational women day’s happening in sheffield.
I attended Wigs and Women presented by Sean Williams. Two films were shown regarding women cancer patients and wearing of wigs.
I have popped into this virtual coffee morning, for international women’s day.
Here is a story about a French woman with Down’s syndrome, last year she started a job as a weather forecaster.
Here is a story about Harriet Harman who, in 1982, was the first women to be elected as an MP in the UK whilst pregnant.
I have published 2 other women orientated posts today; one about juggling work and children and one about women and dementia.
I have also this week shared some posts that others, have wrote about international women’s day:
Netflix will be dedicating the month of March to the ladies.
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