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Egyptian initiative spotlights women's rights through film - Al-Monitor

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:31

Al-Monitor

Egyptian initiative spotlights women's rights through film
Al-Monitor
Mona Mounir, a member of the Egyptian parliament who launched an independent initiative dubbed Women's Cinema, believes that films and post-screening discussions can help women understand their rights. “The initiative aims at raising women's ...

Mexico rights commission calls for alert on women's killings ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:15

Mexico rights commission calls for alert on women's killings ...
National Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says authorities should declare a gender violence alert for the central state of Puebla.

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TRU WolfPack women's soccer team falls short of Canada West playoffs (with slideshow) - Kamloops This Week

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:45

Kamloops This Week

TRU WolfPack women's soccer team falls short of Canada West playoffs (with slideshow)
Kamloops This Week
Unable to muster a goal in Canada West play on Sunday, the TRU WolfPack women's soccer team saw its slim playoff hopes slip away with a 2-0 loss to the MacEwan Griffins of Edmonton on McArthur Island. TRU (3-9-2) needed a win and some help after ...

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Khan: The niqab takes us back to where Muslim women should not be going - Ottawa Citizen

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 01:01

Ottawa Citizen

Khan: The niqab takes us back to where Muslim women should not be going
Ottawa Citizen
Let me be extremely clear. I am not in favour of Quebec's religious neutrality law. As many have observed, Bill 62 contradicts the very idea of neutrality, breaches the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the political machinations of the legislation ...
After Quebec's Bill 62, Muslim women find new resolve to fight discriminationCBC.ca
Allison Hanes: Not all women are equal in QuebecMontreal Gazette

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Quebec women who wear niqab worry about how Bill 62 will affect ... - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:06

Toronto Star

Quebec women who wear niqab worry about how Bill 62 will affect ...
Toronto Star
Women like Fatima Ahmad say the bill could technically stop them from attending university and will disrupt their use of public transit.

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Canada's women's team falls to US in pre-Olympic matchup - TSN

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:16

TSN

Canada's women's team falls to US in pre-Olympic matchup
TSN
QUEBEC — Canada's women's hockey team opened its pre-Olympic exhibition schedule with a 5-2 loss to the United States on Sunday. Brianna Decker scored twice for the U.S. at Quebec City's Videotron Centre. Hilary Knight, Annie Pankowski and Alex ...

Sophia Bush: Women 'Shouldn't Have to Work So Hard' to Feel Equal to Men - PEOPLE.com

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 08:34

PEOPLE.com

Sophia Bush: Women 'Shouldn't Have to Work So Hard' to Feel Equal to Men
PEOPLE.com
Sophia Bush has long used her social media feeds as a place to voice her feelings on hot-button issues like the presidential election and gun control. But in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, she's spoken up even more about women's rights and ...

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Italy's Laura Boldrini on scourge of fake news, women's rights and Facebook - Montreal Gazette

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:12

Montreal Gazette

Italy's Laura Boldrini on scourge of fake news, women's rights and Facebook
Montreal Gazette
But the sweatshirt was a signpost for the conversation that would follow with Boldrini — a journalist turned refugee advocate turned politician — taking on fake news and Facebook, Harvey Weinstein and the (continuing) fight for women's rights. “Fake ...

TSN's coverage of Canada vs. US in women's hockey starts Sunday - TSN

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:04

TSN

TSN's coverage of Canada vs. US in women's hockey starts Sunday
TSN
With excitement and anticipation building for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Canada's national women's hockey team heads to Québec City to ...

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Equal pay laws could be scrapped after Brexit, women's rights groups warn - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 22:25

The Independent

Equal pay laws could be scrapped after Brexit, women's rights groups warn
The Independent
Women won a record number of seats in the general election in June, but women's groups fear Britain's planned departure from the European Union could roll back decades of other meaningful advances for working women. After Brexit, the UK won't have to ...
Brexit Threatens Equal Pay Protections, UK Women's Groups FearBloomberg

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The Women's Rights Movement and the Women of Seneca Falls - Biography

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:48

Biography

The Women's Rights Movement and the Women of Seneca Falls
Biography
On July 19-20, 1848, hundreds of women and men met in Seneca Falls, New York for the very first woman's rights convention in the United States. Its purpose was "to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women.” Organized by ...

Betsy DeVos' huge step back for college women's safety - CNN

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:46

CNN

Betsy DeVos' huge step back for college women's safety
CNN
Peggy Drexler is the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and a former gender ...
DeVos's New Cause: The Rights of Those Accused of Raping Women on CampusCommon Dreams
Betsy DeVos to Meet With Campus Sexual Assault Advocates—But Also With Men's Rights ActivistsJezebel
Report: Betsy DeVos To Meet With Men's Rights Group To Discuss “False Rape Accusations”The FADER
Inside Higher Ed -The Independent -Politico
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'Right up my alley': Canada's strongest woman ready for Calgary Stampede - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:08

CBC.ca

'Right up my alley': Canada's strongest woman ready for Calgary Stampede
CBC.ca
Allison Lockhart is one strong woman. Actually when it comes to Canada, she is the strong woman. The 35-year-old Calgary resident has won the Canada's Strongest Woman competition three times in a row and is one of the competitors at the women's ...

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Penny Oleksiak, Canadian women's swimming stars poised for repeat performance of Rio 2016 - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:24

National Post

Penny Oleksiak, Canadian women's swimming stars poised for repeat performance of Rio 2016
National Post
EDMONTON — They were the feel-good story of the Rio Olympics: Canada's unheralded, party-crashing women's swim team leaving mouths agape and all reasonable expectations in their wake. Six medals as a group and an Olympic record for teenage ...

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2 Ontario police officers charged in death of Indigenous woman - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:53

CBC.ca

2 Ontario police officers charged in death of Indigenous woman
CBC.ca
"These charges being laid send a strong message that Indigenous lives matter and highlights the treatment of our missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada," said Charity Doxtator, acting chief of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. Doxtator said ...

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Kesha's 'Woman' is the feminist song of the summer - USA TODAY

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 06:19

USA TODAY

Kesha's 'Woman' is the feminist song of the summer
USA TODAY
Kesha buys her own things and pays her own bills — and wants you to know about it. After releasing her powerful comeback ballad Praying last week, the singer is back with Woman, an upbeat, girl power anthem that could be the feminist song of the summer.

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Women in business: let's go beyond tokenism and the status quo ... - Hill Times (subscription)

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 06:17

Hill Times (subscription)

Women in business: let's go beyond tokenism and the status quo ...
Hill Times (subscription)
Getting more women on boards requires leadership at the top. And we need to ensure women's success isn't compromised by a mid-career lag. Authors Sheryl ...

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'Patriarchy got me drove': Shirt driving membership blitz for Status of Women Council - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:32

CBC.ca

'Patriarchy got me drove': Shirt driving membership blitz for Status of Women Council
CBC.ca
The St. John's Status of Women Council's (SJSOWC) membership drive has been a smashing success and it's thanks to an effort to "smash the patriarchy." The Council ... "I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember," said Hennebury. "To me it's ...

Gender equality in UK local councils 'going backwards' - Financial Times

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:03

Financial Times

Gender equality in UK local councils 'going backwards'
Financial Times
A year-long study by the Fawcett Society, a women's rights campaign group, released on Thursday, found that just 4 per cent of local councils in England have formal maternity, paternity or parental leave policies in place for councillors. It also said ...
Without women, local government in England is 'not fit for the future' - reportThomson Reuters Foundation

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