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Women jockeys missing again from Canada's Queen's Plate - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:52

Toronto Star

Women jockeys missing again from Canada's Queen's Plate
Toronto Star
Ten years ago, Emma-Jayne Wilson became the first and only woman jockey to win Canada's most prestigious race, when she masterfully piloted 15-to-1 long shot Mike Fox. In the decade that's passed since that historic day, Wilson has joined the ranks of ...

Women in Saudi Arabia: A long road to equality - FRANCE 24

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 05:38

FRANCE 24

Women in Saudi Arabia: A long road to equality
FRANCE 24
In Saudi Arabia, women are considered second-class citizens. They cannot drive or travel without the authorisation of a male guardian: a brother, father, cousin or even a son. But faced with the fall in oil prices and the aspirations of a young ...

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Pakistan's jirgas: buying peace at the expense of women's rights? - Open Democracy

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 23:42

Open Democracy

Pakistan's jirgas: buying peace at the expense of women's rights?
Open Democracy
Pakistani soldiers patrol in Swat District, 2013. Photo: Maurizio Gambarini/PA Images. All rights reserved.It has taken nine military operations since 2002 to clear Pakistan's frontier and tribal areas from Taliban, and millions of people have been ...

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Canada's Brooke Henderson three shots off lead after first round of Women's PGA Championship - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 17:38

National Post

Canada's Brooke Henderson three shots off lead after first round of Women's PGA Championship
National Post
OLYMPIA FIELDS, ILL. — Bo Jackson, the greatest athlete of our time, hung a nickname on Brooke Henderson after he played in her group in the pro-am at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Tuesday. “Showtime.” Henderson went out and lived up to ...
Henderson two back at Women's PGATSN
Brooke Henderson faces stiff competition as she looks to defend major titleCBC.ca

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Women's fastpitch tourney back at Softball City under Canada Cup ... - The Province

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:28

The Province

Women's fastpitch tourney back at Softball City under Canada Cup ...
The Province
Women's softball is back in the Summer Olympics and the Canada Cup is back as the name of the sport's marquee local event. The Softball City tournament, ...

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Reducing Canada's Workplace Gender Gap Would Add $150 Billion To GDP - Huffington Post Canada

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:53

Huffington Post Canada

Reducing Canada's Workplace Gender Gap Would Add $150 Billion To GDP
Huffington Post Canada
Canada is still one of the world's leaders in women's equality, and ranked in MGI's top ten in 2015 for gender equality. But the report also warns that Canada's progress has stalled in the past 20 years, and if progress continues at its current pace ...

Canada's women's soccer team to face US at BC Place - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 08:23

National Post

Canada's women's soccer team to face US at BC Place
National Post
VANCOUVER — Canada's women's soccer team will battle its American rivals in two games next fall. The Canadians and Americans will clash on Nov. 9 at B.C. Place Stadium in the first of two friendlies between the North American foes. The second match is ...
Canada women handed chance to close in on World No. 1 USA in Vancouver friendlyWaking The Red (blog)
United States and Canada women's teams set home-and-home series for NovemberGoal.com
US women's soccer to play Canada in home-and-home seriesExcelle Sports

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UK sharia councils don't prejudice women's rights — they defend them - Spectator.co.uk

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:06

Spectator.co.uk

UK sharia councils don't prejudice women's rights — they defend them
Spectator.co.uk
Is Islam inherently misogynistic? That old charge arose again after the Manchester bombing in May, with the suggestion that Salman Abedi's choice of target was driven by a deep-seated prejudice against women — above all against young western women, ...

Vancouver soccer tournament cuts ties with Canada Soccer, BC Soccer over Tibetan women's team - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:59

CBC.ca

Vancouver soccer tournament cuts ties with Canada Soccer, BC Soccer over Tibetan women's team
CBC.ca
The Vancouver International Soccer Festival has cut ties with the B.C. Soccer Association over the participation of a Tibetan women's soccer team in next month's tournament. Tournament founder Adri Hamael told CBC News that he has asked the B.C. Soccer ...

'Feminist' Canada has workplace gender gap worth $150bn, says report - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 00:47

The Guardian

'Feminist' Canada has workplace gender gap worth $150bn, says report
The Guardian
Recently, his government has released what has been called the “first feminist foreign aid policy”. But now Canada's own record on gender equality has been called into question by a perhaps unlikely source. The McKinsey Global Institute, a research arm ...

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PEI Status of Women call for more mental health services - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:09

CBC.ca

PEI Status of Women call for more mental health services
CBC.ca
The P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women is calling for more services to help those dealing with mental health issues. Program coordinator Michelle Jay said they discussed the issue at the annual gathering of former chairpersons and said they ...

Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative wants to raise the profile of Canada's women-led businesses - BetaKit

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:46

BetaKit

Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative wants to raise the profile of Canada's women-led businesses
BetaKit
As the lack of representation of women in tech companies continues to be a major conversation in Canada's tech community, many entrepreneurs have been stepping up to do something about it. The Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative is one such initiative ...

Cuts will put women in jail, advocates say - Winnipeg Free Press

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 23:01

Winnipeg Free Press

Cuts will put women in jail, advocates say
Winnipeg Free Press
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba, which runs bail and reintegration programs aimed at helping women stay out of jail, had its provincial government funding chopped by 20 per cent — one of many cuts made to several agencies in this spring's budget.

With gender identity bill, Canada shows leadership in advancing ... - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:25

The Globe and Mail

With gender identity bill, Canada shows leadership in advancing ...
The Globe and Mail
Amid backlash against advancing LGBT rights, it falls to Canada and its allies to defend those who are persecuted because of their identity –​ and Bill C-16 is a ...
Canada enacts protections for transgender communityCBC.ca
Canadian Lawmakers Pass Bill Extending Transgender ProtectionsNBCNews.com

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Gender equality is still 75 years away – so here's eight things men need to do NOW - Telegraph.co.uk

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 01:07

Telegraph.co.uk

Gender equality is still 75 years away – so here's eight things men need to do NOW
Telegraph.co.uk
Men: although we're preparing to celebrate Father's Day in many countries around the world, we have to do more. I don't always endear myself to my guy friends when I say things like that – but it comes from experience. Two years ago, I was part of the ...

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Liberal government's 'baby steps' on women's issues not going far enough: critic - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 01:00

Globalnews.ca

Liberal government's 'baby steps' on women's issues not going far enough: critic
Globalnews.ca
Though women's rights were certainly not at the centre of a couple of busy weeks in Parliament, they were included among recent big-ticket announcements from the Liberals – a shift that gives some advocates and critics hope, though they caution the ...

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Glavin: On the global fight for women's equality, Trudeau gets the basics right - Ottawa Citizen

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:19

Ottawa Citizen

Glavin: On the global fight for women's equality, Trudeau gets the basics right
Ottawa Citizen
The rationale underlying “Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy” is that the smartest and best way to build a more peaceful and prosperous world is to fight for the empowerment of women. The idea is that by advancing gender equality, you ...

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Bill C-16 Sends A Clear Message: Trans Rights Are Women's Rights - Huffington Post Canada

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 05:34

Huffington Post Canada

Bill C-16 Sends A Clear Message: Trans Rights Are Women's Rights
Huffington Post Canada
Bill C-16, a bill designed to protect gender identity and gender expression in the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code, explicitly addresses the violence that Sophie most recently experienced. If the bill were made law, ... On the same day ...

Prime Minister announces Canada to host Women Deliver Conference - Prime Minister of Canada (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:07

Prime Minister announces Canada to host Women Deliver Conference
Prime Minister of Canada (press release)
Gender equality accelerates economic growth, and women's participation in decision-making leads to more peaceful, secure and cohesive societies. We all ...

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Six Ottawa-region organizations included in $18M gender-equality funding - Ottawa Citizen

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:58

Ottawa Citizen

Six Ottawa-region organizations included in $18M gender-equality funding
Ottawa Citizen
When women flee abusive relationships, they often need more than just a new roof over their heads. Police protection, legal advice and emotional and financial support are crucial to rebuilding their lives and that of their children. On Monday, the ...

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