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Womens Issues News

17 hours ago
he new office is meant to cater to those needs. Brooks has a background in social work, and is expected to bolster efforts that include filing benefits claims and providing counselling for military sexual trauma.
General Social WorkWomens Issues
1 day ago
The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe.
Womens Issues
2 days ago
n Chicago, Odeh was associate director of the Arab American Action Network, which provides social services and education. She is widely respected for her work with immigrants, especially Arab women. "Technically she was a terrorist," U.S. District Judge ...
General Social WorkEducationMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
Extoling the benefits of women’s economic empowerment, both for economies as well as societies as a whole, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today encouraged governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions and others to take measures to achieve the full and equal partic[...]
Womens Issues
3 days ago
Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate.
Womens Issues
3 days ago
Head of Australia’s urogynaecological society says while women who suffered life-altering complications were ‘let down’, push to ban the devices are ‘hysterical’The head of Australia’s urogynaecological society has conceded surgeons lacked caution in their use of controversial transvagin[...]
HealthHealthWomenWomens Issues
5 days ago
Aid agencies in camps are overwhelmed as family tragedies unfold on Myanmar’s borderMore than 400 babies have been born in the no man’s land between the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the past 15 days as 400,000 Rohingya people have fled from the violence, house burnings and gunfire in Rak[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
6 days ago
A study this week concluded HRT does not shorten lives – but it still increases the risk of cancer, leaving those suffering symptoms with a tough choice to makeHormone replacement therapy (HRT), possibly the most controversial medicine ever invented, will not kill you. That was the conclusion this[...]
WomenHealthHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) today launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with partners from the private sector, the academia and non-governmental organizations to encourage innovation and technology work better for young women an[...]
Womens Issues
1 week ago
I do not know a woman who hasn’t been patronised by a doctor or made to feel she should not complainBuck up, ladies of a certain vintage! There is marvellous news. “Women told hormone replacement therapy does not lead to early death,” reads the headline in the Times. That’s women “told”,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Follow-up to alarming reports issued at turn of century says women on therapy do not die sooner than those on placebosWomen will be able to take hormone replacement pills without worrying that the therapy will shorten their lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of research that raised fe[...]
HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
Labour MP says Aslef and GMB are ‘legitimising exploitation’ by calling for sex workers to be given full legal protectionHarriet Harman has accused two major unions of “legitimising exploitation” after they backed the decriminalisation of sex work.Aslef and the GMB will on Wednesday urge the[...]
WomenCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Women worried by guidance advising abstinence should be told there is little evidence that the odd glass of wine causes harm to the baby, says studyMothers who are consumed by anxiety and guilt for having drunk the odd glass of wine when they are pregnant should be reassured by a new study showing t[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
1 week ago
A poorly judged apology and a grudging reduction in the cost of the morning-after pill means Boots ‘provoked more complaints’ than it bargained forI am reeling, reeling, at this week’s extreme version of the soulless apology, where the other person, their chin held up awfully proudly, says: [...]
WomenHealthHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
One in five Muslim adults in full-time work compared with 35% of overall population, Social Mobility Commission saysMuslim men and women are being held back in the workplace by widespread Islamophobia, racism and discrimination, according to a study which finds that Muslim adults are far less likely[...]
EducationWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Housing crisis | Road accidents | Sexy septuagenarians | Plug Plot riots | Walking without due care or attention | Football scoresIf we seriously intend to tackle the housing problem (Society, 6 September), the government should appoint a minister of housing, planning and local government who has fu[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Tampons, towels and the occasional menstrual cup are the go-to products for women seeking to manage their period. But knickers with a waterproof layer could be the answer for everything from pelvic floor weakness to unusually heavy periodsPolice officer Kirsty Kerr would rather not remember the day [...]
WomenHealthHealth and CareCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Katie Beales suffered crippling monthly pain from the age of 14, but doctor after doctor failed to recognise a disease that impacts up to one in 10 women‘Listen to women’: UK doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis
Katie Beales began to suffer crippling pain every month from the a[...]
HealthWomenHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Disease, which causes crippling pain and can lead to infertility, affects 176 million women worldwide and currently takes seven to eight years to diagnoseYears of pain, but no diagnosis: one woman’s experience of endometriosisDoctors are being advised to listen to what women tell them about crippl[...]
HealthWomenWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
he Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services Ministry informed the state attorney that it was backing down from its previous position that it would not lift discriminatory procedures, although the Knesset would have to legislate on the issue. The ministry ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
It’s 30 years since the condition was recognised. It is most often associated with children, but more and more grownups are now being diagnosed. Does this help?Michelle Beckett, a 44-year-old entrepreneur from Harrogate, always knew she was different. But, like many women who suffer from attention[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
EndoActive interviewed 15 women about their experiences of sex, intimacy and living with endometriosis. Sex for women with endometriosis will be discussed at EndoActive’s Endometriosis Conference on 9 September in Sydney Continue reading...
HealthWomenWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
he initially sought to start her own nonprofit bond company, with low fees that could be poured back into social services for women. But she did not want to create a market alternative, she said. She wanted to upend the system, she said. She realized the ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Urogynaecological mesh is used to treat stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse – and it has triggered class actions in the US, UK and Australia Urogynaecological meshes (sometimes known as transvaginal meshes) are used to treat stress incontinence, a condition that can lead to women leaking[...]
HealthHealthWomenWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
udge Khatun Sapnara from East London Family Court said on Wednesday that social services staff at Tower Hamlets council considered the women a suitable carer. She wants to return to her country of origin. The unnamed youngster, who is said to come from a ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
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17 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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27 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[...]
 
35 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[...]
 
40 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[...]
 
44 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[...]
 
393 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.
 
395 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[...]