Dawn Butler, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, has backed the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign.
She attended the recent drop-in event in Parliament to show her support for the campaign, which was organised by the Women’s Health All-Party Parliamentary Group and Menopause Support founder Di Danzebrink on World Menopause Day, observed every year on October 18 around the globe to raise awareness of the impact menopause can have on women’s everyday lives.
Dawn Butler, who is MP for Brent Central, told “The Voice” publication: : “I am pleased to support this vital campaign and its aims – because menopause does matter. I pay tribute to Diane Danzebrink and the Women’s Health APPG for the fantastic work they are doing to ensure that all women who are going through it receive the support they deserve.
“And as Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities I was delighted to announce last month that the next Labour Government will require large employers to have a menopause workplace policy – including training, flexible working policies, sickness absence procedures & risk assessments.
“This important policy will shift the focus on to the employer to implement workplace policies to protect women going through the menopause, and it is part of our campaign to transform the workplace for women.” she added.
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