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University of Warwick to host International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists in 2020

The University of Warwick has won the bid to plan, organise and host the 18th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18) for 2020. Previously held at Warwick (ICWES9) in 1991, ICWES18 returns at Warwick on 11-14 September 2020.

Tue 07 May 2019, 08:09 | Tags: University of Warwick, women, Engineering

Leading expert on women and prison to help inform policy debate

Professor Azrini Wahidin, one of the UK’s leading figures in the study of women in prison, has been invited to offer expert insight to a conference exploring women’s experience of the criminal justice system. Professor Wahidin will be the keynote speaker at ‘Offending Women? Women's Journeys Through the Criminal Justice System,’ taking place in Manchester on Saturday 6th April.


Why women go to war – new study reveals motivations of female militia fighters

Women militia members make a positive choice to join combat units and are motivated by similar factors to male fighters, according to a new study by Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert of the University of Warwick which draws on the experiences of women fighters in Lebanon to challenge current theories about female fighters.


Warwick physicists to welcome hundreds of Brownies to campus

Staff and research students from the University of Warwick’s physics department are preparing to welcome almost 700 Brownies to campus next weekend (13 and 14 October).

Mon 08 Oct 2018, 12:31 | Tags: University of Warwick, Physics, campus, women, Event, Coventry, Sciences

Suicide must not appear to be the only escape for some victims of abuse, warns new study

In one of the largest studies of its kind, and the first in the UK, experts from Refuge and the University of Warwick looked at the experiences of more than 3500 of Refuge’s clients with the aim of informing policy and practice in relation to victims of abuse who are at an increased risk of suicide. The report calls for a commitment to sufficient, specialist services, both outreach and refuge, for the survivors of abuse.

Tue 17 Jul 2018, 11:16 | Tags: Public Affairs, Social Science, women, research, Social Affairs, Law

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