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

Anger, energy and art: Feminist artists once snubbed get major exhibition at Tate Britain

The Women’s Liberation Movement burst into public consciousness around 1970. Despite the liberalism promised by the Sixties, little had changed and women were angry.

That fury led to an explosion of creativity, which was snubbed by the art world, but is now on display at the Tate Britain. ‘Women in Revolt!’ brings together art and activism.

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Drug that can halve breast cancer risk offered to 289,000 women in England

Almost 300,000 women at higher risk of developing breast cancer are being given access to a drug that can halve their risk in a “major step forward” in the fight against the disease.

An estimated 289,000 women in England who are at moderate or high risk of breast cancer will be able to take the tablet to try to prevent it from developing, NHS bosses said.

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NPC calls for vulnerable to be protected as Ofgem announces review of energy Standing Charges

The NPC applauds Ofgem’s decision to review Standing Charges applied to people’s energy bills to cover the cost of connecting to a supply.

But we warn energy regular Ofgem, and the government, that any alternative scheme must include extra protections for customers struggling to pay, or who have high energy use needed for medical reasons.

National Pensioners Convention

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Domestic abuse, which affects 1 in 3 Women, is a primary cause of brain injury in Women around the globe

Brainkind and the Centre for Women’s Justice are calling for more research on the links between domestic abuse and the impact of brain injury.

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  1. The brain injury link to domestic abuse of women is definitely worthy of much more research and publicity.

  2. Thank you for this information of interest relevant to older women.


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