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“An equal world is an enabled world.” This is the theme for International Women’s Day 2020, but what does it mean? To ‘enable’ means ‘to make possible’, so ‘an equal world is a world made possible’. In other words, this year’s theme is all about recognising that we are all actively responsible for creating an equal world. We can choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.
JDX is proud to be celebrating International Men’s Day today. A day designed to focus on men and boy’s health, improving gender relations and gender equality and promoting basic humanitarian values. We can hardly have failed to notice the amount of attention men’s mental health is getting currently, and so wanted to pause and reflect on mental health for men, why it’s a problem and what we can do in the workplace to improve things.
You’re as likely to get killed by lightening as to be killed by a mentally ill stranger (one in ten million), but 40% of us believe that people with mental health are prone to violence. This kind of stigma follows people suffering anxiety and depression (1 in 4 of us), making it unsurprising people are so unlikely to admit to having an illness or get the help they need.
The “Go Green” initiative is the tool through which JDX strives to bring environmental issues to the forefront of our minds and make a difference. This week, the Society’s newest member, Ana-Smarandita, focusses on the Loss of Biodiversity and how JDX can tackle this.
Here at JDX we not only offer opportunities for our current JDXers, but we strive to create opportunities for the workforce of tomorrow.