Agenda: Addressing the disproportionate burden of dementia on women

Women and Dementia in Europe Addressing the disproportionate burden of dementia on women 22 January 2019, 10:00-12:00 Room A3F383, European Parliament – Brussels Introduction and welcome                                            Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament The view from the European Commission Stéphane Hogan, European Commission, DG Research Women and Dementia in Europe: addressing the disproportionate burden of…

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Press Release: EIWH Position Paper on Women and Dementia

Press Release: EIWH Position Paper on Women and Dementia The launch of the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) Position Paper on Women and Dementia: Addressing the disproportionate burden of dementia on women will take place on 22 January 2019, in the European Parliament, in Brussels. The meeting will be chaired by Ms. Sirpa Pietikainen…

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Physical activity worldwide reveals an activity inequality

Worldwide activity inequality for women! To help curb the global pandemic of physical inactivity and the resulting 5.3 million deaths per annum, it is necessary to understand the basic principles that govern physical activity. There is a lack of large-scale measurements of physical activity patterns across free-living populations worldwide By leveraging the wide usage of…

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The female factor in clinical trials

The female factor in clinical trials The European Parliament will discuss a non-binding report that calls for medicine labels to state whether the drugs were specifically tested in women and whether men and women may face different side effects. The report, drafted by the Spanish MEP Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, asks the European Commission and EU…

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Women and Homelessness: A Health Overview

Women and Homelessness: A Health Overview Peggy Maguire and Kristin Semancik European Institute of Women’s Health Women and their children are the fastest growing group within the homeless community. Yet, there is a lack of information on and understanding of homeless women and families, particularly about their health status and healthcare needs, facing many health…

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Enterprising Women in Tech – showcasing best practices

EVENT Enterprising Women in Tech – showcasing best practices Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2016, WeHubs is organising Enterprising Women in Tech, Brussels, next Thurs 17th. Nov 2016 Join and learn how to be part of a network with:  300 Women Web Entrepreneurs (WWEs)  90 Business Support Organisations (BSOs) 30 Women Associations  15 mentorsMore than 9…

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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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Causes of women’s homelessness

Two resolutions by the European Parliament within the space of six weeks have called for more research into the rates and causes of women’s homelessness.  The first resolution, from 14 April 2016, on Meeting the antipoverty target in light of increasing household costs, states that: “with rising household costs being a key driver of women’s…

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Obesity – biggest threat to women’s health

Obesity should be treated as a “national priority”, chief medical officer warns. Dame Sally Davies said women should be “empowered” to live healthier lives in her annual report, as she spoke of the risk to future generations.  She called for government to include obesity in its national risk planning – putting it the same category…

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