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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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NSW Women's Strategy for a gender equality - Northern Star

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:50

Northern Star

NSW Women's Strategy for a gender equality
Northern Star
The government acknowledges differences exist between women's and men's financial status, education and workforce participation, family and caring responsibilities, health and well-being, leadership and decision-making capacity, and experiences of and ...

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How Women's Swimming Paved The Way For Equality - Swimming World Magazine

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:02

Swimming World Magazine

How Women's Swimming Paved The Way For Equality
Swimming World Magazine
Women's accomplishments in the water are deeply linked to how society viewed women as a whole. Advocates of women's swimming not only changed the sport, but helped change society. In the medieval time period there were no bathing suits or swimming ...

English test changes could worsen gender inequality, disadvantage women, advocates say - ABC Online

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:49

ABC Online

English test changes could worsen gender inequality, disadvantage women, advocates say
ABC Online
"This would be tragically ironic, given the inclusion of gender equality as a key 'Australian value' in the proposed test and the concerns about domestic violence reflected in the discussion paper." There exists the potential for an "inherent gender ...

Canada inquiry into indigenous women hit by resignations - Reuters

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 06:37

National Post

Canada inquiry into indigenous women hit by resignations
Reuters
OTTAWA Canada's national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women hit another roadblock on Tuesday after the resignation of a key official, the second departure from the investigation into violence against aboriginals. The resignation of one ...
Indigenous affairs minister says to not lose hope in murdered and missing women inquiry after Poitras quitsToronto Star
Indigenous leaders call for restructuring of missing, murdered women inquiry in wake of resignationsNational Post
Indigenous women's group pulls support from missing and ...The Globe and Mail
TheChronicleHerald.ca
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Re-enacting a Rochester convention for women's rights - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:14

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Re-enacting a Rochester convention for women's rights
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
As Hurst well knows, New York may have been ahead of many other states in enfranchising women, but the right to vote did not come easily here. One of the earliest steps toward gaining suffrage for women was the 1848 Woman's Rights Convention in ...

Melinda Gates attacks Donald Trump's foreign aid policy on women's rights to contraception - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:05

The Independent

Melinda Gates attacks Donald Trump's foreign aid policy on women's rights to contraception
The Independent
Melinda Gates has said the increased anti-abortion restrictions placed on foreign family planning clinics under Donald Trump are “very troubling”. Despite her public personal stance against abortion and her lack of advocacy for the procedure, Ms Gates ...
We Need to Change the Way We Think About Reproductive RightsNews Deeply
In London, advocates tout the importance of access to contraceptivesPRI
Why World Population Day is really about womenUSA TODAY
Astro Awani -The Guardian -Premium Times
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Woman launches human rights complaint over Cornwall's toplessness policy at pools - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:23

Toronto Star

Woman launches human rights complaint over Cornwall's toplessness policy at pools
Toronto Star
An eastern Ontario city is facing a human rights complaint over its policy on female toplessness in pools, more than two decades after it became legal for women to bare their breasts in public in the province. Cornwall Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy said a ...
Woman launches human rights complaint over rule against going ...CTV News

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QUIZ: Prominent women in Canada's history - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 23:56

TheChronicleHerald.ca

QUIZ: Prominent women in Canada's history
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Oh, Canada! Our ladies of this land have made an indelible impression on our nation's reputation and continue to do so. Prodigious empowerment of women includes those prevalent as innovators, entertainers and sports figures featured in this Canadiana ...

Australia: Fulfill Pledges on Women's Health | Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 12:57

Human Rights Watch

Australia: Fulfill Pledges on Women's Health | Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
(Sydney, July 10, 2017) – The Australian government should meet its financial commitments for sexual and reproductive health at the Family Planning 2020 ...

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Canada pledges $20M for women's entrepreneurship program - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 01:19

CBC.ca

Canada pledges $20M for women's entrepreneurship program
CBC.ca
"Canada's support for We-Fi complements our new Feminist International Assistance Policy, which recognizes that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are the best way to build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world," Trudeau ...
Trump praises Canada, PM Trudeau at G20 women's eventCTV News
Prime Minister concludes successful G20 Summit in GermanyPrime Minister of Canada (press release)
President Trump praises Canada, PM Trudeau at G20 women's event570 News

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