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Womens Issues News

2 days ago
ewey Marshall, Dailey's roommate and a Texas Woman's University student studying social work, said he identifies as a cisgender, straight white man and felt completely welcomed in the space his roommate organized. Identifying as cisgender means ...
General Social WorkEducationWomens Issues
2 days ago
t covered all sectors such as education and higher education, health and social services, electricity and water services, transport, communications, ports and airports, and the labour market that accommodates the efforts of men and women alike.
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 days ago
With the outside world descending on fundamentalist Mormons in Utah and Arizona, families struggle for basic needs: ‘Everything just shut down’Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter
In an isolated, rural community in a far southern corner of Utah, oversized houses stand testamen[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
3 days ago
founder of the recently established Forced Migration Research Network and a senior lecturer in Social Work and International Development at UNSW Sydney.
Dr Linda Bartolomei is the immediate past Director of the UNSW Centre for Refugee Research, a co via Live.com News 
General Social WorkGerontologyWomens Issues
4 days ago
he mayor's office admitted that women make up more than half of the city's workforce, and swear they've made strides toward equity, citing the creation of new lactation rooms at social service agencies around the city as an example. But money talks.
General Social WorkWomens Issues
4 days ago
Campaigners demand change as official report quotes one woman saying process was ‘worse than being raped’Rape Crisis Scotland has called for a radical overhaul of the handling of rape cases after an official report said many women found prosecutions traumatic and degrading.A report by the Inspec[...]
Womens Issues
4 days ago
Annually, 8,000 women in England with previously untreatable advanced breast cancer will have access to drugs shown to slow disease’s progressionThousands of women with previously untreatable breast cancer will have access to two “breakthrough” drugs that have been approved for NHS use.
The[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
5 days ago
Charity trustees Dame Judi Dench, Maxine Peake, writer Monica Ali and presenter Katie Piper tell us what they’ve learned from their chosen causesSome 700,000 people in England and Wales support a charity by giving up their time to become a trustee, but there’s a lack of diversity (pdf) among tho[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 week ago
Periods happen to half the population – so why are they still treated as something to hide? Meet the activists seeing redI am sitting in a hotel meeting room with 12 women, all of us squeezing menstrual cups against our cheeks. The blinds are down, the wine has been flowing for the past hour, and [...]
WomenWomens Issues
1 week ago
Top broadcasters take photos with equals signs to mark the day UK women begin to effectively work for free for rest of year
Leading female figures at the BBC have taken to social media to mark Equal Pay Day and increase pressure on bosses to address the broadcaster’s gender pay gap. High-profil[...]
WomenWomens Issues
1 week ago
t really is the whole experience.” The women are referred to Hosier and manager Nicole Gigler through social service agencies and other organizations, but they have to interview for the position — just as they would before landing any other job.
General Social WorkWomens Issues
1 week ago
Researchers say three cervical screenings could offer same benefit to women given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as the 12 currently offeredWomen who have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may only need three cervical screenings in their lifetime, a study has said.Researchers[...]
HealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
10 November 1914 The home secretary hears that both sexes are drinking too much, but some say the increase in consumption by women is ‘startling’
London, Monday
Mr. R. McKenna, the Home Secretary, received an influential deputation at the Home Office this afternoon on the subject of exces[...]
WomenHealthWomens Issues
1 week ago
New test more accurate than current screening in detecting Down’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes and could simplify screening process, say researchers Doctors have developed a more accurate test for Down’s syndrome and two rarer genetic disorders that are so serious the children often die soon aft[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
alerie is CEO of Valerie Martinelli Consulting, LLC. She is a Business and Leadership Coach and a HR and Management Corporate Consultant. If women are seeking to enhance their leadership skills, it should begin with their communication skills ...
General Social WorkWomens Issues
1 week ago
eople who are able to provide evidence on their behalf include housing officers and women’s charities whereas before it was restricted to doctors, courts, police and social services. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said in February things would change ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
As cuts leave women’s refuges and domestic violence services at risk of closure, a new scheme is helping women who choose to remain to keep the family together
“It was like a slave and a ruler who stayed together,” says Sahila Ahmed, 37, describing her relationship with her husband of 14 [...]
ChildrenWomenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
The author of My Secret Garden – a shocking and deeply sexy work – has died, leaving a legacy to inspire younger generationsFor me, it is the dogs and the lesbians. These were the sections in Nancy Friday’s 1973 cult sexuality tome, My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies, that I can stil[...]
HealthWomenChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Experts call for more work to be done to develop vaccine for infection commonly carried by pregnant women, which can cause stillbirth and deathMore than 100,000 stillbirths and baby deaths worldwide could be prevented by the development of a vaccine against an infection commonly carried by pregnant [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
I work on housing benefit for the council and see so many people I cannot help because their path through the benefits system is blocked at every turnI work in the housing benefit section of my council’s customer service team and my heart drops whenever I see young single women walking through our[...]
PovertyHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Gender parity ‘shifting into reverse’ as World Economic Forum adds 47 years to time needed to reach workplace equalityWomen around the globe may have to wait more than two centuries to achieve equality in the workplace, according to new research.
The World Economic Forum, best k[...]
WomenWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Addressing challenges faced by women in the world of work is a key theme for a United Nations forum on leveraging the power of partnerships to drive the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GerontologyWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
In Europe, 77% of IVF treatments fail – and doctors have suggested that famous people should be more honest about their fertility to combat the spread of misinformation‘The problem is,” says Prof Tim Child, medical director of Oxford Fertility, “all these Hollywood magazines with these women[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
outh Carolina's only residential program for pregnant youths has been forced to turn away 18 girls since July 1 after it lost a lucrative contract through the Department of Social Services. "That’s a lot of women to turn away," said Lisa Van Bergen ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Government confirms group will receive £250,000 despite outcry from MPs and women’s groupsThe government has confirmed that it is to award a quarter of a million pounds from an unpopular levy on women’s sanitary products to an anti-abortion organisation, despite objections from women’s groups[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
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25 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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36 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[...]
 
43 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[...]
 
48 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[...]
 
402 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.
 
404 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[...]