Women and health

CEDAW in the North East - online consultation

Following the cancellation of the CEDAW in the North East event on 28th February, the Women's Resurce Centre is inviting women to share their views in an online consultation. All of the presentations from the day can be seen on the CEDAW page on the website and also as separate posts in the weekly e-bulletin.

We are interested to know:

·         Key issues for women in the North East  (with sources of evidence where possible)

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. 

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