Women's Homelessness in Europe Network

An international network for research and collaboration in the field of women's homelessness. Research findings and the latest thinking, relevant to homeless support organisations, charities and academics.

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Think Pieces

The Causes of Family Homelessness in Ireland: A Gendered Analysis

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Dr Sarah Sheridan, Research Officer, Focus Ireland Email: sarah.sheridan@focusireland.ie Since 2014, the increase in the number of families entering homelessness in Ireland has been steady and unprecedented. In July 2014, there were 344 families experiencing homelessness across …

Why Women's Homelessness is a Social Justice Issue

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Meabh Savage, Lecturer in Social Care, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland Email: MSAVAGE@wit.ie In recent years, strong attention has been drawn to the need to develop gender-sensitive policy responses to women's homelessness (Löfstrand and Quilgar, 2016; Mayock …

News & Updates

"Women’s Homelessness in Europe" Book is now published!

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Palgrave MacMillan has published Paula Mayock and Joanne Bretherton (Eds.) book “Women’s Homelessness in Europe”. …

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