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YWCA receives $85K Status of Women Alberta grant - Lethbridge Herald

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:16

YWCA receives $85K Status of Women Alberta grant
Lethbridge Herald
A grant of almost $85,000 from Status of Women Alberta is allowing the YWCA to expand its GirlSpace program into Coalhurst and Coaldale. “It is good for one year,” said Lindsay Brown, GirlSpace Facilitator, YWCA Lethbridge & District. “So we are going ...

Wigged Windsor council considers women's voting rights during ... - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:01

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Wigged Windsor council considers women's voting rights during ...
CBC.ca
Mayor Drew Dilkens and members of council donned wigs and costumes during a historical reenactment of Windsor's first ever council meeting in 1892.

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Pharrell Williams Delivers Inspirational Speech About Women's Rights at NYU Commencement - Billboard

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:42

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Pharrell Williams Delivers Inspirational Speech About Women's Rights at NYU Commencement
Billboard
Pharrell Williams has always been an advocate for women's rights and his commencement speech to the NYU class of 2017 was no different, as he shared elements equality at their graduation ceremony. The Grammy-winning creative received a Doctor of ...
Pharrell Addresses Gender Inequality in NYU Commencement Speech: WatchPitchfork

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Women's health advocates from Philippines sharing experiences in Kitchener - Waterloo Record

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:33

Women's health advocates from Philippines sharing experiences in Kitchener
Waterloo Record
KITCHENER — Two women's health advocates from the Philippines will be speaking in Kitchener next week about the challenges there with women's reproductive rights. "There's been many years of stigma attached to family planning and it was banned for a ...

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron forced to defend position on women's rights after saying 'abortion is wrong' - Mirror.co.uk

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:58

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron forced to defend position on women's rights after saying 'abortion is wrong'
Mirror.co.uk
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron was forced to defend his position on a women's right to choose when comments he made saying 'abortion is wrong' emerged from an interview. In a Salvation Army interview published in 2007 he is quoted as saying: “Take ...

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Ann Patchett writing book about women's voting rights - News1130

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:22

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Ann Patchett writing book about women's voting rights
News1130
HarperCollins says Patchett will write that women have an “essential duty” to vote. Patchett's book will include a concise history of the suffragette movement and a look at women's voting rights in other countries. The book also will draw upon her time ...

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Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry in 'serious trouble': advocates - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:26

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Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry in 'serious trouble': advocates
CTV News
OTTAWA -- More than 30 advocates, indigenous leaders and family members issued an open letter Monday to the chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, suggesting the process is in "serious trouble." The group ...

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The far left and far right converge on transgender rights in Canada: Neil Macdonald - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 23:24

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The far left and far right converge on transgender rights in Canada: Neil Macdonald
CBC.ca
It's almost a cliché, but nonetheless true: sometimes the left and the right, when they go far enough down their respective rabbit holes, wind up meeting in some strange common burrow and agree, as the wickedly ironic Dr. Frank'N'Furter put it, on the ...
Feminists Say They're Being 'Bullied and Blackmailed' Over ...Heat Street

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With Trump set to visit, Saudi Arabia touts women's rights. But skepticism abounds. - PRI

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:20

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With Trump set to visit, Saudi Arabia touts women's rights. But skepticism abounds.
PRI
Last month, there was a minor uproar when Saudi Arabia was elected to serve on the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which is dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment. Human Rights Watch called the appointment “an affront” to the ...
Saudi King's Order to Grant Women More Rights Gets Mixed ReactionVoice of America

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Women's Equality party: Labour thinks it has a monopoly on virtue - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:24

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Women's Equality party: Labour thinks it has a monopoly on virtue
The Guardian
Labour was the only party to refuse a copy of the Women's Equality party manifesto, hand-delivered to its headquarters by activists inviting four major parties to steal its ideas. The party's co-founder, Catherine Mayer, said the Conservatives, Liberal ...

General election 2017: Women's Equality Party launches manifesto ... - BBC News

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:26

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General election 2017: Women's Equality Party launches manifesto ...
BBC News
The Women's Equality Party says it would invest in "social infrastructure" with free childcare and "fully equal" parental leave. The party, founded in 2015, ...

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Transgender rights bill threatens 'female-born' women's spaces, activists say - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 23:00

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Transgender rights bill threatens 'female-born' women's spaces, activists say
CBC.ca
Two feminists are warning the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee that passing the federal transgender rights bill could threaten the existence of exclusively "female-born" women's spaces, like rape crisis centres, a controversial ...

Liberals reshape judicial bench with appointments of women - The ... - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 23:00

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Liberals reshape judicial bench with appointments of women - The ...
The Globe and Mail
Fifty nine per cent of Trudeau government's appointments have been women, drawing both praise and criticism from the legal community.

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Canada sends 28 invites to Olympic women's hockey hopefuls - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:25

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Canada sends 28 invites to Olympic women's hockey hopefuls
CBC.ca
Half the players invited to try out for Canada's Olympic women's hockey team know what's coming. The other half don't. Jillian Saulnier has heard veterans talk about meltdowns during the gruelling six months it takes to choose the Olympic team and ...
With new women's Olympic roster, Hockey Canada marks end of an ...The Globe and Mail
Davis not on Hockey Canada's centralization roster for Olympic women's teamThe Telegram
Badgers women's hockey: Canada picks 5 current or former Wisconsin players for centralizationMadison.com
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Outstanding in her field: More women working in farming, according to census - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:24

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Outstanding in her field: More women working in farming, according to census
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
The Statistics Canada Census of Agriculture for 2016, released Wednesday, reports that women make up an increasing percentage of farm operators, 28.7 per cent in 2016 compared to 27.4 per cent in 2011. The census found 77, 970 women in Canada are ...

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Former player Laura Schuler to coach Canada's Olympic women's hockey team - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:26

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Former player Laura Schuler to coach Canada's Olympic women's hockey team
CTV News
CALGARY -- Laura Schuler will coach the Canadian women's hockey team at next year's Winter Olympics. The 46-year-old from Toronto is tasked with leading Canada to a fifth straight gold medal in women's hockey. She's the first former player to coach the ...

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Women's Equality Party proposes free childcare - BBC News

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 05:44

BBC News

Women's Equality Party proposes free childcare
BBC News
A policy of offering free childcare would get the economy moving for the benefit of all, the leader of the Women's Equality Party has said. Speaking on the BBC's Daily Politics programme, Sophie Walker said her party would prioritise investment in the ...

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I'm a Women's Equality Party candidate - here's why I'm standing ... - New Statesman

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 03:20

New Statesman

I'm a Women's Equality Party candidate - here's why I'm standing ...
New Statesman
When I first saw my election leaflets last week, I wept. These were tears of joy. The odds were stacked against me ever being a prospective parliamentary ...

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