Women and health

Why Women Report 2018

'Why Women 2018' provides current, robust evidence of the value and effectiveness of women’s organisations. It updates the original why women? campaign, which was launched in November 2006 to highlight the importance of women’s organisations. This research is for the benefit of policy and decision makers, funders, women’s organisations, and other interested audiences. 

Female genital mutilation clinical handbook

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a clinical handbook on the care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation (FGM). The Handbook offers advice on how to: communicate effectively and sensitively with girls who have developed health issues due to FGM; work with patients and families to prevent the practice of FGM; and identify when and where to refer patients who need additional support and care.

Source: NSPCC Caspar Alert

Request from Dunkirk Refugee Women's Centre

Frances Timberlake, volunteer co-ordinator of a women refugee support organisation in northern France, is very interested in finding out more about women's workshops that women's projects have run. Frances says "A large part of our work in France is developing practical activities to build skills and confidence amongst the displaced women we work with, particularly more therapy-style activities as many of the women are suffering from trauma and depression as a result of their journeys.

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