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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Contributes to Westminster Government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Endometriosis
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Writes to the Welsh Government to get Menstrual Wellbeing on the School Curriculum
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: […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Publishes Latest Blog Explaining Why Menstrual Education Should be Compulsory in Wales
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.Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Submits Crucial Report to Welsh Government
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FTWW Introduces New Chair and publishes Emergency Report on the Impact of Covid-19 on Women’s Health in Wales
We’re delighted to lend our support to all of the recommendations in WEN’s 2020 Feminist Scorecard, an initiative which aims to alert Welsh Government to the issues it needs to remedy as it seeks to become a ‘Feminist Government’. In particular, we’re pleased to endorse those recommendations in the Scorecard’s section on Women’s Health, which […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on WEN (Women’s Equality Network) Wales Launches Feminist Scorecard for 2020 and FTWW’s Priorities for Women’s Health are Included
At this difficult and unpredictable time of COVID-19, FTWW would like to offer its assurances to members and supporters that, whilst our in-person activities, such as support groups, forums, talks, and events are on hold for the time-being, our online support group and information page on Facebook are still up and running. Similarly, we will maintain […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Never Fear, FTWW’s Still Here!
It is with heavy hearts that FTWW and the EndoMarch Wales organisers have decided to postpone our two much-anticipated endometriosis-awareness events, EndoMarch Cardiff and EndoMarch Mold, due to take place on Saturday, March 28th, until the situation around Coronavirus is resolved. Our main reason for doing this is that most participants in our annual […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on EndoMarches Wales Postponed Until Further Notice
We’ve added full details for both of our 2020 EndoMarches to the website! Please complete the (free) registration for the relevant march if you’re joining us. We look forward to seeing you all, and turning both ends of the country yellow once again, as we join the global uprising – and raise awareness of endometriosis. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on #EndoMarchWales 2020 28/3 Mold & Cardiff!
Yesterday, on the back of FTWW’s lobbying, and membership of Welsh Government’s endometriosis Task and Finish group, we were invited to the Senedd to talk to the Cross Party Group for Women’s Health about the patient experience in Wales. Emma Cox, CEO of Endometriosis UK followed, discussing the work they are doing in England, and how it compares […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Presenting at the Cross Party Group for Women’s Health