Author Archives: Anna McDaid

What can we do to support Black Feminism/Women?

If you ask someone to define feminism, they will probably say ‘Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights. Feminists aim to define the economic, social, and political equality of the sexes’. To an extent, this definition is true, but the truth is feminism means many things to many people. People have their definitions of feminism….

Green Skills: How to Futureproof your CV

In light of the Government’s recent announcement of the Green Jobs Taskforce, which aims to develop a long-term plan for securing the Green Skills needed for the low carbon future, we thought it would be useful to explain everything ‘Green’. A year ago, as we settled into the first Covid-19 lockdown, we were able to…

Bristol Kill the Bill Protests 2020

KILL THE BILL! KILL THE BILL! The chant echoed through the streets of Bristol as close to 3000 people marched on 21 March to protest the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021. This blog post aims to give you a short overview of the bill and the subsequent responses to it.   What…

Is climate change fuelling gender inequality?

Climate change is defined by the National Geographic as “a long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns”, its impacts felt on a regional and global level, affecting everyone to a varying scale of degree. However, it is important to consider how women who face barriers due to not only their gender but factors including…

Young People in Politics: Can We All Make A Change?

According to many political leaders the answer to this question is a resounding ‘no’. The reason for this widely held belief is that young people have often been disengaged from politics because we feel the power to make change is simply out of our hands. This has led to decades of decision making where our…

Women’s rights through the male gaze: how do young men view male violence and female empowerment in the wake of International Women’s Day and the Sarah Everard case?

I think we can all agree that March has been a heavy month for women in the UK. From International Women’s Day and Sarah Everard’s disappearance, to police protests and Women’s History Month, women’s rights have been at the fore of most of our discussions during what has felt like the longest month of the…

Celebrating BAME women throughout history

Happy Women’s History Month! We wanted to amplify the work and achievements of BAME women throughout history and celebrate the incredible impact they have had on their families, local communities and wider society as a whole – as such figures are often hidden over time. What is Women’s History Month? It is an annual month…

COVID-19: The Great Un-Equaliser

‘a third of working mothers reported having lost work or hours due to a lack of childcare during the pandemic’ The pandemic has hit everyone hard, but unfortunately some groups in society have been hit harder than others. Although the disparities of the pandemic are certainly not limited to gender issues, International Women’s Day provides…

How to improve your skillset whilst stuck at home

Lockdown fatigue is hitting us all hard, and I’m sure most of us by now are bored of scrolling through Netflix every night. However, with the vaccine being rolled out, the end is in sight. The uncertainty of a stable job market is undoubtedly anxiety-inducing, but one really effective way of kicking the lockdown blues…

The Local Foodbank Crisis

Hello all! My name is Joe, and I am one of the Intern’s on the Go Local Campaign this month. The Go Local Campaign, as I am sure you all know, is aimed at targeting local charities, because COVID has highlighted to us all that going local is more important than ever. ‘A YouGov poll…