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First prize to international students’ film about genital mutilation

First prize to international students’ film about genital mutilation

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 10:04 GMT

​Michael Asonganyi and his fellow students’ short film "Konte," a film about genital mutilation and social exclusion, was recently awarded the prize “Best short film 2018” in the the Zafaa Global Awards in London. “It is so important to tell the story that there are people who were born here, but who do not feel that they belong, who are rootless,” Delight Yengo says. She plays Samantha.

Is there finally a turn for the better for social workers?

Is there finally a turn for the better for social workers?

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 08:00 GMT

“Our first compilation suggests that working conditions for social workers investigating children and youth in Stockholm county have improved,” says Pia Tham, researcher at the University of Gävle. “This is an occupational group who has had tough working conditions for a long time, but finally things seem to have taken a turn for the better and that is very pleasing,”

Healthcare staff must deal with unrealistic expectations on weight-loss surgery

Healthcare staff must deal with unrealistic expectations on weight-loss surgery

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2018 08:00 GMT

“Healthcare staff need to learn how to deal with the unrealistic expectations on gastric bypass surgery prevailing in internet forums,” says Mikaela Willmer, researcher at the University of Gävle. “Realistically speaking, they will not become super slim and probably not even of normal weight, but that is what they are talking about. And this is a problem.”

University of Gävle’s research on AXO-SUIT awarded prize in Italy

University of Gävle’s research on AXO-SUIT awarded prize in Italy

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 10:39 GMT

Sajid Rafique and Magnus Isaksson, researchers at the University of Gävle, were awarded a prize at a conference in Italy for their exoskeleton for physical assistance, designed to give the elderly and people with reduced mobility the ability to manage better in everyday situations.

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