13 Apr '11, 11am

Women offenders are turning their lives around through non-custodial sentences | Stephen Whitehead

Women offenders are turning their lives around through non-custodial sentences | Stephen Whitehead

I went to this event to try and find out what statutory services like probation could learn from women’s centres. But I came away unsure. It’s hard to imagine a probation officer having the patience of someone like Helen. Helen is part of [email protected] in King's Cross, one of London’s most notorious red-light districts and she works often with prostitutes. Not ex-prostitutes, as she was at pains to tell me, but women in prostitution for whom getting out feels impossible. Trying to hustle these women along a timetable would be an exercise in futility. So Helen begins by working with them where they are: offering a place of safety, basic health advice and whatever support they feel ready for. It may take months or even years of simply being there for someone before they feel able to take on the huge challenges of exiting prostitution, combating addiction, regaining access to...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/04/13/the-value-of-...

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Women More Likely to Choose Eco-Packaging

environmentalleader.com 14 Apr '11, 1pm

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Women Are More Likely To Choose Eco-Packaging, Study Finds. Thanks Ladies!

Women Are More Likely To Choose Eco-Packaging, ...

treehugger.com 15 Apr '11, 7pm

The report showcases the state of the food and beverage packaging industry by looking across a number of information sourc...