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Womens Issues News

10 hours ago
Researchers say they have found a strong association between consuming higher levels of sugar and depression in men – a link not mirrored in womenMen who consume a lot of added sugar in drinks, cakes and confectionery run an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.Researchers from U[...]
EducationHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
1 day ago
t's no secret many women conveniently forget their regular cervical smear tests and mammograms but a new social media campaign is hoping to reach those who don't get tested as often as they should. Past campaigns have been fit for the times but Health ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 days ago
The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which today vis[...]
Children and ParentingWomens Issues
3 days ago
Lemonade fine | Cloistered lawyers | Call me Pat, Pet | Clive James | Austen’s cricket-loving heroineAbout 30 years ago I wrote a computer-simulated lemonade stall for primary schoolchildren. Included in the model were potential disasters like thunderstorms and competition from cheaper stalls near[...]
Children and ParentingEducationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
6 days ago
Boots has refused to reduce the price, but other retailers have, while NHS walk-in clinics will give it to you for freeBoots has been criticised after it refused to lower the cost of the morning-after pill because of fears it would encourage “inappropriate use”. It comes after campaigners persua[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and sec[...]
Womens Issues
1 week ago
In nearly 10 years since my report on councils, it is deeply depressing that so little has changed. Men are still clinging on to power The recent report from the Fawcett Society on women in local government makes deeply depressing reading. How little has changed in the nearly 10 years since a repor[...]
WomenWomens Issues
1 week ago
Since 1996, accusations over sexual conduct with girls and young women have followed the self-styled ‘Pied Piper of R&B’. Now reports – denied by the singer – claim he is running an abusive sex ‘cult’
Give me that toot toot and give me that beep beep: in a remix of contrition, R K[...]
WomenMental HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
he Arc Emporium, a favorite among thrift store fans, has made a move from downtown Putnam to Route 171, in Woodstock. Known for its collection of clothes for men, women, and children, housewares, and assorted treasures, the Arc has made the move to keep ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
1 week ago
Long-awaited tobacco control plan also targets reduction in number of 15-year-olds and pregnant women who regularly smokeThe government has announced plans to cut smoking rates among adults in England from 15.5% to no more than 12% by 2022.Its long-awaited tobacco control plan, which was due to be p[...]
HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
Government cuts have had a devastating impact, with hundreds of centres and refuges closing while referrals increaseThe UK faces a massively altered political landscape as a result of Theresa May’s botched general election manoeuvres. Suddenly everything seems up for grabs – nothing more so than[...]
PolicyChildrenCareersChildrenChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
1 week ago
It’s often assumed women freeze their eggs to stop the ticking of their fertility clocks so they can crack on with their careers. The truth is rather different…There’s a story that we’ve been told about why women freeze their eggs, which begins with ambition for a career and ends with them a[...]
WomenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
Getting your kit off for a good cause has become routine, banal... and exploitativeSome people, including zoo staff, just got naked at a ZSL London Zoo Streak for Tigers charity event for critically endangered Sumatran tigers. Naked people, male and female, some painted as tigers, streaked around th[...]
CharitiesWomenCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Fawcett Society finds only 4% of councils offer maternity leave for councillors and calls local government ‘not fit for future’A damning report about women in local government has found that at the present rate of progress, councils will not see equality until 2065. Related: 'Northern powerhous[...]
WomenWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
The United Nations official advocating against the use of sexual violence in conflict today urged all Iraqis to shun stigmatization, and called for women and girls returning from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) captivity to be embraced into their communities and supported, espec[...]
Children and ParentingWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
As a sexual health doctor I see a lack of funding threatens the treatment of sexually transmitted infections
Gonorrhoea. Syphilis. Words my patients hear and tend to shudder at. But sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, have been around for centuries, unfussy about whose genitalia they infect[...]
HealthPolicyHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency today said.
Womens Issues
2 weeks ago
Helena Kennedy QC and 12 others are deeply disappointed that the government has decided to appeal this decision and strongly urge it to reconsiderWe were delighted by the recent high court ruling that the benefit cap discriminates against single parents with children under two, and agree with M[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
ational Black Women Reproductive Justice Agenda on Capitol Hill, Washington DC Photo Credit: @BlackWomensRJ WASHINGTON — In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda launched its groundbreaking new report on the state of Black ...
General Social WorkCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
he Attorney General's department is responsible for funding for legal services, the Department of Social Services manages funding for the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children ($100 million over four years) and the Women's ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Second world war records made public for first time give fascinating glimpse into how British civilians coped with bombing Among thousands of second world war records available to the public for the first time, detailing the activities of more than 1 million women who joined the Women’s Voluntary [...]
WomenHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
he Genesee County Healthy Start Program will get the money to provide health and social services to women, infants and their families of people who have had or at risk for lead exposure, according to a statement. Funding is part of the Water ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Joe McCarthy advises the Guardian to stick to its liberal guns, while Josephine Brady says society must not confuse ‘traditional’ views with intolerant onesIn response to Paul Tench’s plea for more room for the conservative perspective in the Guardian (Where is the space for traditional values[...]
Womens Issues
3 weeks ago
ur roundup this week focuses on the healthcare fight and the treatment of women, and how the two issues ended up intertwined. The common thread is “meanness,” as well as Trump’s misogyny when the pressure becomes too great. This week, we also ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
Legislation will mean certain offences committed by British citizens anywhere in the world can be prosecuted in UK courtsNew measures to protect women and girls from crimes committed overseas will be included in legislation on domestic abuse, the government has said.
The new legislation would all[...]
WomenCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
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9 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[...]
 

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19 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[...]
 
27 weeks ago
Thanks again for joining the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the Women’s March on Washington on this Saturday, January 21, 2107. The March begins at 10am Eastern Time and will kick off in front of the U.S. Capitol at Independence Avenue and Third Street, SW. The rally will dispers[...]
 
32 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are taking the lead in efforts to reduce the number of human trafficking victims and help keep young people from falling prey to traffickers.   Members of the NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues, or NCOWI, have been updating NASW’s public and pra[...]
 
36 weeks ago
Sex and intimacy are an important part of a physically and psychologically healthy life. Sex and intimacy also are not limited to young and middle-aged adults; older adults also enjoy lives of sex and intimacy. But when a partner becomes chronically ill, the caregiving partner may have difficulty wi[...]
 
385 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.
 
387 weeks ago

From the NYT:
Here and in swaths of many cities, evictions from rental properties are so common that they are part of the texture of life. New research is showing that eviction is a particular burden on low-income black women, often single mothers, who have an easier time renting apartmen[...]