Category Archives: News

  • Manifesto 2021: Make Women’s Health a Priority in Wales

    Posted on 11th November 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    FTWW has just published its new Manifesto which is being sent to all political parties and candidates in the run-up to 2021’s Senedd elections. Our Manifesto is based on the discussions held by our members in a series of online Focus Groups held in October 2020. Our sincerest gratitude to all of those involved, including […]

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  • FTWW’s Focus Groups

    Posted on 27th October 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    FTWW invited members from our online forum to participate in a series of focus groups that were held online between the 7th and 12th of October. The particpants in each session were asked to share their views regarding: Women’s Health-Related Priorities The future of FTWW Developing local peer support and involvement in health services within […]

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  • UK Government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Endometriosis Launches Ground-breaking Report

    Posted on 21st October 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    Yesterday (October 20th) marked a significant day for endometriosis patients across the UK. Westminster Government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Endometriosis launched its report into the experiences of the 1 in 10 affected, a report which incorporated the views of over 10,000 respondents.  The findings were shocking but, sadly, not surprising: diagnostic delays, treatment, and outcomes have not […]

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  • Endometriosis debated in the Senedd

    Posted on 20th October 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    On October 14th, FTWW was delighted to see endometriosis debated in the Senedd and to be approached to provide crucial data for those leading it. Jenny Rathbone MS, Chair of the Cross-Party Group for Women’s Health, proposed that the Senedd should: Recognise the devastating impact of endometriosis for the 1 in 10 affected and beyond Note […]

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  • FTWW is now a Registered Charity!

    Posted on 29th September 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    Up until now, FTWW has been a formally constituted not-for-profit organisation, registered with Community and Voluntary Support Conwy, and a member of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. We’re still those things but can now add registered charity to our status. FTWW is at a very exciting point in its development, with August 2020 marking a […]

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  • FTWW Contributes to Westminster Government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Endometriosis

    Posted on 28th September 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    For those not in the know, the UK Government has been conducting an inquiry into endometriosis care across the UK. Whilst health in Wales has been devolved to the Welsh Parliament, Endometriosis UK, the secretariat to the APPG, was keen to hear about the impact of Covid-19 on endometriosis patients in Wales. Back in July […]

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  • FTWW Writes to the Welsh Government to get Menstrual Wellbeing on the School Curriculum

    Posted on 28th September 2020 by FTWW Admin in News.

    The new Education Department Bill introduced in July will see schools in Wales prepare for the biggest change in education for generations. The new curriculum replaces traditional academic subjects with six new Areas of Learning Experience (AoLEs).  At present, the curriculum offers schools the flexibility to decide whether or not to teach menstrual wellbeing. This […]

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  • FTWW Publishes Latest Blog Explaining Why Menstrual Education Should be Compulsory in Wales

    Posted on 29th June 2020 by ftww in News.

    FTWW and Endo UK’s campaign for periods to be a mandatory topic on the new school curriculum for Wales continues to heat up. A petition to Welsh Parliament has been closed without success and media interest has increased as a result. Read our take on how, ‘Periods aren’t a Choice for Most Pupils in Wales: […]

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  • FTWW Submits Crucial Report to Welsh Government

    Posted on 17th June 2020 by ftww in News.

    This week has seen FTWW submit its latest patient-led report on the impact of Covid-19 on women’s health in Wales to Welsh Government’s Health, Social Care & Sport Committee. The Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales.

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  • FTWW Introduces New Chair and publishes Emergency Report on the Impact of Covid-19 on Women’s Health in Wales

    Posted on 22nd April 2020 by ftww in News.

    In the same week as WEN Wales launches its Feminist Scorecard for 2020, including several recommendations for women’s health which we initiated and fully support, FTWW is publishing its emergency report into ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Women’s Health in Wales’. The report was initiated by online group members’ accounts of the challenges they’re facing […]

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