European Pillar of Social Rights – a reality for European families

European Pillar of Social Rights a reality for Europe’s families: mind the gap The European Commission put forward a first,preliminary outline of what should become the European Pillar of Social Rights,in March 2016. Wide public consultation are taking place throughout 2016 to allow Member States’ Authorities, social partners and European citizens to give feedback on…

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Work, Welfare and Inequalities in Europe

Event Work, Welfare and Inequalities in Europe – The Research Perspective A one day seminar will be organised on the 10th Oct 2016  at VML02 – Rue van Maerlant 2, Brussels Belgium to present research evidence related to the present and future of European welfare and work, reversing inequalities, social investment and poverty. Findings will be…

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Men get more dementia related misdiagnosis

Men receive more dementia related misdiagnosis than women Among the estimated 5.2 million Americans aged 65 or older with Alzheimer´s disease, nearly two-thirds (3.3 million) are women. New data from AAIC 2016 suggests that a high number of men are not accurately diagnosed during their lifetime. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida examined…

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Diabetes – Men need just right amount of sleep

Diabetes – Men need right amount of sleep! Too much or too little sleep has a negative impact on men’s health and well-being. New study shows a link between sleep and health but seems only to apply to men who have a higher risk of having diabetes. “In a group of nearly 800 healthy people,…

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Failing to provide gender equality will be costly.

Gender equality in higher education updates Irish higher education report concludes that institutions will risk funding being withheld if they do not address gender inequality in the coming years. Read Higher Education Authority HEA report. British Global Research Council issued a statement of principles and action to promote the equality of women in research. Point…

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Gender dimension, trafficking human beings

Gender dimension of trafficking in people This study contributes to the identification and understanding of what is  meant by: ‘taking into account the gender perspective, to strengthen the prevention of this crime and protection of the victims thereof’, as required in Article 1 of European Union (EU  Directive 2011/36/EU on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in…

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Letter to FEMM Committee – Women and Homelessness

This communication has been sent to all  Femm Committee members today. To members of FEMM Committee, European Parliament. The European Parliament has recently launched a written declaration calling for a renewed focus on reducing homelessness through a specific EU action plan. This opportunity would ensure that the needs of vulnerable women experiencing homelessness are incorporated…

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First Lancet transgender health series

Lancet publishes first transgender health series. Transgender people live everywhere but their acceptance in communities and their freedom to live with their chosen gender identity or expression varies according to culture and society. The series led by Sam Winter of Curtin University and Kevin Wylie of the University of Sheffield, is a result of a…

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European Journal of Psychotraumatology – new editorial gender policy

EU Journal of Psychotraumatology new editorial gender policies. Editor-in-Chief Miranda Olff introduces new editorial Gender Policy: Authors must comply with the EJPT gender policy,  developed on the basis of recommendations from the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) Gender Policy Committee. All articles submitted to EJPT must: *   report the sex of research subjects *  …

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14th Annual All-Ireland Gay Health Forum

Press Release The 14th Annual All-Ireland Gay Health Forum in Dublin Castle today, Friday, 10th June by Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, Minister for State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion, The Minister welcomed the partnership approach shown by the HSE and various organisations attending the Forum in advancing the health and…

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