Psychology :: Questioning the new opportunities to become involved in local decisionmaking

People and organisations that in the past have been excluded from the process are now being invited to participate in decisionmaking about their own communities, but a new booklet entitled “Localism and local governance,” published today by the Economic and Social Research Council, questions whether it is really happening.

Mental Health :: Indian National Mental Health Act need to reviewed

Speaking on the occasion of inaugural programme of International Women’s Day and the seminar on “Mentally Ill Women – is Destitution the only Answer?” in New Delhi, the Indian Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss said that mentally ill women face formidable socio-economic problems such as neglect by family and society, dislocation, abandonment and are vulnerable as easy targets of sexual abuse.