The Science of Empathy and War: Why it’s Time for Women to be in Charge

By Shahnaz Radjy With the war in Ukraine, many are questioning what, if anything, could have been done to avoid it. Sheryl Sandberg said the solution was to have women in charge, but a Forbes journalist used select research to disagree. We know there are sex and gender differences in brain and mental health, but […]

WDC Summit 2022: Looking To The Future: The Dementia Landscape

28 March 2022, London (by Anna Dé, WBP Policy and Advocacy Lead) It was a privilege and honour for Women’s Brain Project to attend the in-person WDC Summit that was held on Monday 28 March 2022 at the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK. The Summit brought together global dementia leaders to reflect on what […]

Showing Respect and Care for Women and Epilepsy

By Lorraine Lally – Patient Advocate Member of Epilepsy Ireland and the Co-Chair of the IBE Youth Team “Working with patients is at the core of WBP’s work, so let’s try and find a mid-ground!Epilepsy is a severe neurological disorder which, like many others, affects men and women differently. It is important to understand sex and gender […]

WBP welcomes the recommendation of the WHO Executive Board to adopt the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders

(by Anna Dé – WBP Lead Policy and Advocacy) On 27 January 2022, the Executive Board of the WHO noted the draft Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders 2022-2031 and adopted a draft decision recommending its adoption at the World Health Assembly on 22-28 May 2022. Back in November 2020, the Seventy-third […]

The Challenges of coping with migraine in life and at work

Co-authored by WBP and Lilly It seems incredible that there is so little awareness of one of the most common neurological diseases in existence but that is the reality with migraine. The third most prevalent illness in the world, migraine overwhelmingly affects women. Sadly, millions of people worldwide are falling through the gaps in migraine […]

Why The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Taking Such A Heavy Toll On Women

A year ago, we could never have predicted how dramatically the COVID-19 pandemic would change our lives. Although the global crisis may have initially seemed like a great leveler, with everyone facing the same threat, in reality, many existing inequalities have been exacerbated. On International Women’s Day, it is important to look at the particular […]

Women’s Second Body Clock: How It Works And How To Make The Most Of It

Guest blog by Maria Theresa Sanchez   They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. While we certainly have more in common than species from separate planets, there are key biological differences between both sexes that impact our brain health in profound ways. One such difference is so central that it […]