World Childless Week

Supporting you throughout the year


World Childless Week aims to raise awareness of the childless not by choice (cnbc) community. To help the cnbc find support groups that understand their grief and can help them move forwards to acceptance.


1 in 3

pregnancies end in miscarriage

1 in 5

women reach 45, childless

48.5 million

couples are childless

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Stephanie Phillips, Founder, World Childless Week 

"Being childless not by choice is the taboo subject of an unrecognised minority. World Childless Week is there to help the cnbc: validate their emotions, find support, build friendships, realise their own worth and find the confidence to speak out and celebrate their uniqueness.  The gap that exists between parents and the childless community needs to be bridged and our grief needs to be recognised and respected."


World Childless Week Champions

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Berenice Smith, Founder, Walk In Our Shoes

"It's important to dispell the myths like 'just adopt' and to have honest conversations about infertility. I believe that respectful exchanges between those who can have children naturally and those who can't, gives context and truthes to the statistics. World Childless Week is a critical part of this movement."

Robin Hadley World Childless Week

Dr. Robin Hadley

"I always expected to be a dad. I wanted to be a dad. I was terribly broody in my mid 30’s because I was not a dad. I was jealous, frustrated and angry. Men get broody too. My hope is that man’s drive and need for nurturing and caring is taken seriously. World Childless Week is an excellent platform for men-who-want(ed)-to-be dads to be heard across the globe. "


Jody Day, Founder, Gateway Women

"One of the many hidden difficulties of involuntary childlessness can be social isolation. World Childless Week, by bringing together so many different people and organisations amplifies our voices and efforts; in doing so, it makes it more likely that someone struggling in silent grief finally discovers that they're not alone. The lifesaving and life-changing power of connection cannot be underestimated."

Michael Hughes, World Childless Week

Michael Hughes, Married and

"I am one half of a couple who believe they have successfully survived the infertility maelstrom. I believe the shared experience is a powerful tool, giving others the strength to be heard and not to feel so isolated, through my blog. I am passionate about the childless male voice and how we can contribute on the path to acceptance. World Childless Week is vital in bringing our community together and helping others understand."

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Kenny Smith, Walk In Our Shoes

"Male infertility is the side of infertility that's not spoken about. I would like to see a day when men can talk over a pint about infertility without feeling judged, as I've been able to. World Childless Week is a great way place to start getting that support."


Stephanie Phillips is the owner and founder of World Childless Week. All material and the concept of World Childless Week is © World Childless Week 2018. For permission to reproduce material please contact Stephanie.