OFN Friday News Digest
The OFN brings you a roundup of the week’s news relevant to Older Women.

A Call for Views

  • Call for Views: What issues should Scotland’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee consider in its inquiry into healthcare in remote areas? Share your views here. The deadline is 11th August 2023.
  • Call for Evidence: The Women and Equalities Committee is accepting written submissions until 22 September 2023 on the escalation of violence against Women and Girls. Read more or contribute here

The disproportionate impact of hunger on women

It is often said that women are the ‘shock absorbers’ of poverty. They are not only more likely to live in poverty; they are also often the people trying to manage a tight budget, working out how to stretch it to cover what everyone in the family needs. Many times, they go without, not only to protect their children from hardship but also to protect other adults in the family. Now new research from the Trussell Trust has laid bare the scale of hunger across the country, and the disproportionate impact it has on women.

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Woman jailed for taking abortion pills after time limit to be freed from prison

Appeal court judge halves and suspends 28-month sentence and says woman needs ‘compassion, not punishment’.

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