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Womens Issues News

22 hours ago
Women say requirement to disclose past convictions criminalises trafficking victimsA group of former prostitutes have taken a ground-breaking legal challenge to the high court, arguing that government policy criminalises victims of abuse and trafficking.The women argue they have been stigmatised by [...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
Increase screening for women who start their periods at a young age or those reaching menopause early, experts suggestWomen who start their periods at an early age, or experience an early menopause, are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, new research suggests.While researchers say it is not [...]
WomenHealthHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 days ago
Inquest hears Emily Hartley, 21, who had mental health problems, had been sentenced for breaking bail conditionsA 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard.Emily Hartley died in the grounds of HMP New Hall n[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
5 days ago
Exclusive: A new study shows that a simple set of CBT exercises can help with symptoms, yet many workplaces have no policies in place to support womenWorkplaces should start catering for the menopause in a comparable way to pregnancy, according to one of Britain’s leading women’s health experts.[...]
HealthWomenEducationHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
6 days ago
Transgender activist Lily Madigan says ‘it should be the norm’, adding ‘trans women are women’Labour should consider allowing transgender women to be included on all-women shortlists, the party’s shadow equalities minister, Dawn Butler, has said.In an interview with the House magazine, But[...]
Womens Issues
1 week ago
Celia Thomas and Rebecca Butler respond to Frances Ryan’s article on the missing piece of the diversity puzzle, while Jill Jones writes about the need for a British Sign Language ActIs Frances Ryan’s article (Diversity is in Vogue, but not yet for women with disabilities, 8 January) a call to ar[...]
WomenChildrenDisabilitiesWomens Issues
1 week ago
onorees will be selected for significant contributions in areas such as, but not limited to: arts, business, professions, communications/media, community service, education, entrepreneurship, social services and government. Everyone is urged to nominate ...
General Social WorkEducationWomens Issues
1 week ago
MPs urged to back law granting police powers to disclose convictions of violent offenders if they start relationshipVictim support groups are calling on MPs to back a new law allowing police to take proactive measures to establish whether a serious offender has a new partner, and if so to inform the[...]
Health and CareMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Women who were denied criminal trial but succeeded in civil case against serial sex offender are ‘devastated’ at his releaseAlleged victims of the serial sex offender John Worboys are ready to bring fresh prosecutions against him and send him back to jail, according to their lawyer.Women targete[...]
Criminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Blame government policies for Windsor’s homeless, writes Peter Beresford, while Anne Rogers and Lynn Fotheringham suggest ways rough sleepers could be part of the royal wedding celebrations. Plus letters from Pam Lunn, John O’Dwyer, Christine Moorcroft, David Parker and Tim Rossiter In response [...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Parole Board chairman defends release of serial sex attacker, but says it would have been ‘horrible’ for women not told of decisionThe Parole Board has apologised unreservedly for failing to inform all the victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys before it announced its decision to releas[...]
Womens Issues
1 week ago
All we ever hear about is, 'This cop shot this person,' ... but the reality is that most of police work continues to be about problem solving and social service work and helping. The narrative has to change because women are interested in making a ...
General Social WorkCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
This week, Theodore Johnson pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-partner – the third woman he has killed. Is this a uniquely tragic triple crime, or a systemic failure to take domestic violence seriously?Theodore Johnson first killed a woman in 1981. He tipped his wife Yvonne over the balcony of the[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
he loves nature, people and places and cannot imagine a world without travel and friends. She thinks writing is a social service and her favourites are village stories, travelogues and those related to women and society.
General Social WorkWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for years.
Health and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Study finds many people are not claiming support they are entitled to and warns some are put off by the benefits systemAbout 300,000 British people without jobs or on very low wages are not claiming benefits they are entitled to, according to a thinktank study urging the government to focus more att[...]
Womens Issues
2 weeks ago
Ann Hickman on lessons to be learned from portrayals of autism on television and in film; Amanda Craig on the BBC’s Little WomenAs a parent with two out of three children on the autistic spectrum, I nodded with many points by Jem Lester (Seen Rain Man? That doesn’t mean you know my son, Family, [...]
Children and ParentingDisabilitiesWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Labour attacks ‘shocking’ failure of privatised probation companies after proportion doubles in a year
One in five female prisoners are released into homelessness after the number doubled over the last year, figures requested by Labour show.Data from the Ministry of Justice show that 227 out [...]
WomenHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
allahan is five years sober and works for social services on the Flathead Indian Reservation, helping families through similar struggles. She has kept details of her recovery private, fearing she’ll be judged. Some see Suboxone as a legal high rather ...
General Social WorkCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
owever, they are less likely than white women to use social services, battered women’s programs, or go to the hospital." They are also less likely to be believed when they report sexual violence. The backlash against Dunham’s utterly tone deaf and ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
ocial Services (5% of employed women) is not far ahead with 15% covered by defined benefits and half having no retirement coverage at all. What if you don't work in one of the preferred industries and aren't likely to end up in one? Make the most of what ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
nvestigators found the Jones would target girls online and by going to the Department of Social Services or women's shelters, and waiting for young girls to come outside. The victims were promised money and drugs to perform. After finding the girls ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
Safe havens for those affected by domestic abuse are vital, but under threat. The good news is that many are rallying to their cause – and so can you
‘We’d be walking on eggshells’: Christmas offers no respite from domestic abuseKeep the National Domestic Violence helpline free and staffe[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
For children and women in the Central African Republic, 2017 has been a very difficult year and sadly, the situation is not expected to improve in the coming months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday.
Children and ParentingWomens Issues
4 weeks ago
Rates of diagnoses and death set to rise in women not vaccinated against HPV, but likely to be almost eradicated in younger women, say researchersCervical cancer diagnoses and deaths in England are predicted to rise steeply among women over the age of 50 in the next two decades, even though deaths f[...]
HealthWomenEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
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4 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[...]
 

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33 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[...]
 
44 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[...]
 
52 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[...]
 
410 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.
 
412 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[...]