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Women News

21 hours ago
I have seen the vital work the charity does around the world and I admire its willingness to examine its practices and changeIf there is one clear thing we have learned from the revelations about the behaviour of certain Oxfam staff in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and in Chad in 200[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 day ago
The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of filmInside the Regent Street cinema in Marylebone, London, a group of men and women are in high spirits singing along to a dancing Doris Day. It is a gloomy Wednesday in February but the[...]
HealthWomens Issues
1 day ago
Response to claims about former chief executive Justin Forsyth was inadequate, charity admitsSave the Children has apologised to female employees who complained of inappropriate behaviour by the charity’s former chief executive, admitting their claims were not properly dealt with at the time.In a [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 day ago
MPs tell boss Mark Goldring that charity treated vulnerable women in Haiti ‘like trinkets’Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
2 days ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Brexit speech and Oxfam giving evidence to MPs about the Haiti sex scandalOxfam’s evidence about Haiti sex scandal - Summary 12.53pm GMT While Oxfam was giving evidence to the Commons international dev[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
This year’s World Mayor prize is only for women, highlighting yet again the deep inequality in UK local governmentRos Jones, Kate Allsop, Norma Redfearn and Dorothy Thornhill may not be names you immediately recognise. But they should be – because they are the UK’s only potential candidates fo[...]
WomenHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 days ago
Shags versus mullets | Black dresses at the Baftas | Childhood books | Missing the moon? | Pensioners making a differenceYour “Mullets we have loved” (In pictures, 17 February) was highly flawed. Half of these “mullets” were actually shags (Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Joan Jett). [...]
3 days ago
WO out of every five women are getting off on social media pics of their male colleagues – beating the number of men doing the same in reverse. That's according to a new study by a porn site that found 39% of men and 42% of women masturbated to ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
5 days ago
As more US states legalise marijuana, more women are stepping up to meet the need for weed. Meet the entrepreneurs cutting through the stigmaLike most other American industries, marijuana has traditionally been dominated by men. Overwhelmingly they grew it, they dealt it and they smoked it. Hopes th[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
5 days ago
ndia’s nonprofit sector grew out of the voluntary movement, which promoted social progress driven by the unpaid social work of volunteers, says Ranjana Kumari, director of the Centre for Social Research in Delhi. This vision offered limited scope for ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
5 days ago
Travel group’s report says women earn 56.9% less than men but it is ‘not an equal pay issue’The travel group Tui has the largest gender pay gap reported to date by a major UK company, with its male employees paid more than double the female staff. Women at the group’s Tui Airways UK unit ear[...]
WomenWomens Issues
6 days ago
My friend Emmy Doye, who has died aged 63 following a cancer diagnosis, was a key figure in movements for equality for women, lesbians and gay men, people living with HIV, and others. A woman with a gift for friendship and a warm, infectious laugh, she was a linchpin of her community in Kentish Town[...]
Mental HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep the promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to ending poverty, protecting the planet and advancing prosperity by 2030, according [...]
Housing and PovertyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Alternative material could replace current controversial implants, which have prompted many complaints of pain and discomfort
Scientists believe they have come up with an alternative to the material used in vaginal mesh implants which prompted a huge number of women to complain they had been left[...]
HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
Lucy Lamble talks to Rebecca Ratcliffe about her investigations into exploitation and the misuse of power in humanitarian organisationsStories about sexual misconduct by humanitarian workers have dominated the headlines in the last few days. But this is a story that has been bubbling under the surfa[...]
CharitiesWomens Issues
1 week ago
Across our programmes at Save the Children, we deal with some of the world’s most vulnerable people. The only antidote to abuse is zero toleranceIn the space of a week, a story that started out as a report on predatory behaviour by some Oxfam staff in Haiti has transmuted into a crisis of trust, a[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
everal representatives of groups that work with the poor spoke against the bill this morning. “Social service programs should be responsive to the needs of those being served,” said Julie Archer, speaking on behalf of the League of Women Voters.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
1 week ago
As charity’s chief moves to reassure staff, some fear for its reputation while others feel a sense of inevitabilityThe meeting room at Oxfam’s headquarters outside Oxford was packed with anxious aid workers and fundraisers at 2pm on Friday when the chief executive, Mark Goldring, stood up to add[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontologyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Behind the sex parties and scandals in Haiti lies a culture of secrecy and lack of diversityThe year after Oxfam secretly forced out top officials for using prostitutes in Haiti, a UN agency fired one of its own senior figures after allegations of sexual misconduct with survivors of the 2010 earthqu[...]
CharitiesHousing and PovertyGerontologyWomens Issues
1 week ago
It is time to support and invest in women and girls who want to pursue careers in scientific research, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed annually on 11 February.
Health and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
espected ACQC veteran with over 30 years of experience in Social Work, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS, LGBT and women’s rights issues, has served as Interim Director since September, when former Executive Director Philip Glotzer retired after 20 ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Bollywood is highlighting the issue of menstrual hygiene in a new comedy-drama that aims to break taboos around sanitary pads.
Health and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
A Guardian reporter who attended ICE Totally Gaming conference, held at London’s ExCeL centre, found gambling firms defying calls from the industry regulator to stamp out sexist behaviour. One of the companies, Endorphina, hosted a popular stand at which pole dancers entertained a mostly male audi[...]
WomenWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Exclusive: ICE Totally Gaming had pole dancers and hostesses, despite regulator’s demandGambling companies have defied calls to stamp out sexism at an industry conference, with guests being entertained by pole dancers and a Playboy-themed show, and hostesses claiming to have been harassed and prop[...]
WomenWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Figures released by charity – one of the world’s biggest funders of biomedical research – make ‘uncomfortable reading’, says directorWomen working at Britain’s largest charity earn 21% less on average than men, gender pay gap figures reveal.The Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s bigges[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareWomens Issues
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4 weeks ago
Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA, social justice and human rights manager at the National Association of Social Workers, attended the Women’s March of 2018 in Washington, D.C. He wrote about his experience: The Women’s March of 2018, drew hundreds of thousands of marchers to major cities nationwide such a[...]
 

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9 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Grameen Bank provides credit without collateral to those who are poor in rural Bangladesh. Aimed primarily at women, these microcredit loans of often no more than $100 are meant to help those who are poor launch small businesses. The bank says it has 8.92 million borrower[...]
 
14 weeks ago
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17 weeks ago
The United States over the past few weeks has been engaged in a national discussion stemming from accusations about sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. Based on reports, these acts involved egregious disregard of the human rights and dignity of women. The national outcry spoke to the[...]
 
38 weeks ago
Social workers work with clients who face various disadvantages due to social stigma, discrimination, and oppression. These disadvantages range from race, to ethnic origins, to gender, to sexual orientation, and beyond. One important factor in social stigma and discrimination that social workers nee[...]
 
49 weeks ago
With the increasing number of women in prison, understanding incarcerated women’s psychological health is a timely and necessary line of research to guide policy and practices within prisons. This understanding influences prison design, service coordination, and intervention development. Social wo[...]
 
415 weeks ago
Low-income mothers and welfare recipients discuss the upcoming reauthorization of welfare reform; audio via the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Ron Haskins, at Brookings, surveys the landscape to gauge the likely areas of debate.