Women and health

Introduction to CEDAW Presentation - Janet Veitch and Hannana Siddiqui

This is the presentation by Women's Resource Centre setting the scene on the current CEDAW consulatations. It was due to be delivered at the snowed-off event on 28th February 2018. The consultation will take place through follow up meetings to be arranged, and through an online consultation which you can access here

While your back was turned: How mental health policymakers stopped paying attention to the specific needs of women and girls

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last fifteen years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.

Women’s mental health needs underestimated - new agenda survey

Nine out of 10 people do not realise women are more likely to have poor mental health than men, a new survey has shown. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is also more likely to be seen as a male condition than female, according to the poll from Agenda and Opinium. Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, is raising awareness about mental health as part of its Women in Mind campaign. 

Young Women's Film Academy Festival of Film - inviting submissions

Film submissions are invited from female film makers in the North East who would like to screen their films in a supportive environment, curated by the Young Women's Film Academy who are a group of girls and young women aged 12-25 years.

Films of any genre, up to 15 minutes in length that have been made by and for women in the North East, suitable for an audience aged 12+ should be submitted by email to the following email address: youngwomensfilmacademy@gmail.com 

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