ROTA’s second report exposing the hidden pain and violence of women and girls who are associated with gangs and the chains that hold them fast.
This article reviews the evidence regarding young women’s involvement in violent crime and, drawing on recent research carried out in HMPYOI Cornton Vale in Scotland, provides an overview of the characteristics, needs and deeds of young women sentenced to imprisonment for violent offending. Through the use of direct quotations, the article suggests that young women’s anger and aggression is often related to their experiences of family violence and abuse, and the acquisition of a negative worldview in which other people are considered as being ‘out to get you’ or ‘put one over on you’.
This report examines the role of women and faith in building cohesive communities and provides models for developing and evaluating social cohesion activity. It uses a participatory approach with women from diverse backgrounds in Bradford, to examine the role of women and faith in building cohesive communities. The term 'community cohesion' is increasingly used in UK policy, which emphasises strengthening civic society through local action.
Summary of the findings of a study which attempted, for the first time, to calculate alcohol population attributable fractions for Scotland using estimates based on evidence available in the epidemiological literature and specific estimates of population drinking in Scotland. The mortality and morbidity data for 2003 was used to estimate more fully the burden of alcohol related harm in Scotland.
This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at why drug addiction is on the increase. The number of women taking drugs has always lagged behind the number of men, but research shows that the ratio of girls to boys aged just 11 who've admitted using drugs is roughly the same. It's also claimed that the number of children placed on the child protection register because their parents have a drugs problem now exceeds those children listed because their parents drink.
Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity, presented by Connie St Louis. These four programmes explore the adult years between the ages of 40 and 60.
This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series. In this podcast Susan Batchelor talks about victimisation in the lives of young women who commit violent offences.
Website of Positively UK, a national charity which exists to help and support women living with HIV.
Leaflet whose purpose is to support women with epilepsy by giving them a better understanding of their condition. It offers information and advice on matters which may affect women in their lives such as contraception, family planning, pregnancy and motherhood.
This project enabled a group of women to make films about their lives, supported by professional film-makers, to educate and inspire others. Using digital media to explore the views and experiences of Muslim women in Bradford.