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16 Days of Action 2021

25th November 2021|Categories: Blog|

Touchstone as an organisation is committed to supporting the 16 days of action to end the global violence experienced by women and girls. The campaign runs from 25th November (UN Day For the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10th December 2021.  The 16 Days of Action campaign is an important opportunity

Trans Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

18th November 2021|Categories: Blog, LGBT*|

November 13th-19th is Trans Awareness Week, culminating in Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on 20th November.  TDOR is an annual observance that honours the memory of trans people whose lives have been lost due to transphobic violence. We at Touchstone stand in solidarity with our trans, non-binary and gender-diverse communities. Bigotry, exclusion,

Intersex Day of Remembrance/Solidarity – 9 November 2021

9th November 2021|Categories: Blog|

Intersex is an umbrella term and describes variations in sex characteristics from the stereotypical ones medically and socially associated with “male” and “female”. Differences in sex characteristics are a normal and natural part of the human experience, and much of the oppression faced by those who are intersex is caused

Intersex Awareness Day – 26 October 2021

26th October 2021|Categories: Blog|

Intersex is an umbrella term and describes variations in sex characteristics from the stereotypical ones medically and socially associated with “male” and “female”. Differences in sex characteristics are a normal and natural part of the human experience, and much of the oppression faced by those who are intersex is caused

Asexual Awareness Week Blog

24th October 2021|Categories: Blog|

Asexuality can mean different things for different people. You can be asexual and find sex disgusting. You can be asexual and find it to be on par with doing the laundry. You can even be asexual and have lots of sex! As for me, not until I had spent a

Potentially triggering blog about Black Maternal Health Awareness Week

14th September 2021|Categories: Blog|

Black maternal health awareness week runs from 13-18th September 2021 and is dedicated to raising awareness about the disparities in maternal outcomes for Black women and birthing people. It was founded in 2020 by Five X More [footnote 1], “a grassroots organisation committed to changing Black women's maternal health. Black