The 11th – 17th September is World Childless Week, which aims to raise awareness of the childless not by choice (cnbc) community and enable every childless person to share their story with confidence (should they wish to).
Stephanie Joy Phillips is the founder of World Childless Week which offers support, resources, and hosts events that raise awareness of what it means to be childless not by choice, whether this is due to a medical condition or life circumstances.
There are an abundance of events happening this World Childless Week. One of the first events being hosted for World Childless Week this year is “Male Childlessness: unpacking the elephant in the suitcase.” This event focuses on men’s experiences of childlessness as, within the underdiscussed topic of childlessness, men’s experiences are often much less heard. The event is this Monday the 11th at 11:00.
If fiction and film is an interest of yours, on Thursday 14th September there is a webinar on the stereotyping of childless women in fiction and films.
In terms of research, a webinar on Sunday 17th focuses on involuntary childlessness researchers. This event looks at what it means to do research with and about the childless not by choice community.
Throughout this week there will be some posts about World Childless Week to raise awareness of specific issues people may be facing and what we can do in the workplace to support our colleagues who may be childless not by choice or who are going through complex fertility journeys.
Watch this space!