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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 October 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 July 2018, 11:16 | Tags: Public Affairs, Social Science, women, research, Social Affairs, Law

Breaking down the barriers to employment for military spouses and partners

Nearly one in five military spouses or partners want to work but can’t get a job because of the unique challenges presented by military life, according to a new study by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research and QinetiQ for the Army Families Federation.


Boost for female engineers: Warwick partners with Women’s Engineering Society

Female Engineers of the present and future are to be better encouraged, supported and developed, as the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering has become an official Education Partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

Tue 19 June 2018, 11:24 | Tags: women, Engineering, Athena Swan

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