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Canada set to name women's Olympic team on TSN1 - TSN

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 03:25

TSN

Canada set to name women's Olympic team on TSN1
TSN
Hockey Canada has until Jan. 21 to submit its women's roster to the Canadian Olympic Committee. If history is an indicator, the Olympic team could be named as early as this week. Players in previous centralizations have gone home for their holiday ...

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Women's Rights Groups Speak Out Against Centre's Decision to 'Criminalise Muslim Men' With Triple Talaq Bill - The Wire

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 03:15

The Wire

Women's Rights Groups Speak Out Against Centre's Decision to 'Criminalise Muslim Men' With Triple Talaq Bill
The Wire
New Delhi: It is a matter of grave concern that the Bill on the criminalisation of instant triple talaq was cleared by the cabinet without inviting the opinion of women's rights groups or consulting with other civil society stakeholders, said activists ...

The Spirit of the Women's-Rights Movement in a 1933 Film - The New Yorker

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 23:03

The New Yorker

The Spirit of the Women's-Rights Movement in a 1933 Film
The New Yorker
The incisive, aphoristic script (credited to three writers) unites diverse strands of political and social history, including Prohibition and the frivolities of the roaring twenties, the spread of socialist ideas, and even the rise of Hollywood itself ...

Kenya wants to make its popular matatu commuter buses safe for women - Quartz

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 20:30

Quartz

Kenya wants to make its popular matatu commuter buses safe for women
Quartz
This inspired people in other towns to strip women in a series of 'copycat crimes'. Following this, Equality Now, an international women's rights organization, together with other organizations, began the #MyDressMyChoice campaign, reasserting women's ...

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'Pay to avoid a lashing': women in trousers face threats and abuse in Sudan - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 01:00

The Guardian

'Pay to avoid a lashing': women in trousers face threats and abuse in Sudan
The Guardian
Earlier this month a Sudanese court dropped charges against a group of women who were caught wearing trousers at a party. If convicted they could have faced 40 lashes and a fine. But often women face trial without legal assistance at spontaneous courts ...

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Women's rights - Himalayan Times

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 20:12

Women's rights
Himalayan Times
In post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction, women face particular hurdles to secure tenure and shelter. Even in areas with strong protections of equality and non-discrimination, displaced women often struggle to assert their property rights. On ...

Janet Benshoof, champion of women's reproductive rights, dies at 70 - Press Herald

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 16:59

Janet Benshoof, champion of women's reproductive rights, dies at 70
Press Herald
She spent the next four decades fighting to uphold the case's legacy in the United States and to expand women's reproductive freedom around the world, founding the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights and Global Justice Center to defend ...

The Indian woman using her body to fight for equality - BBC News - BBC News

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:10

BBC News

The Indian woman using her body to fight for equality - BBC News
BBC News
Imagine a young woman beginning a performance standing naked on a stage. In conservative Indian society, it is very hard to imagine but for playwright and actor Mallika Taneja, the body is the most powerful tool in the battle for women's equality. She ...

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Canada has failed women. We won't fail Canada - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:11

The Globe and Mail

Canada has failed women. We won't fail Canada
The Globe and Mail
In a few short months, our culture has seen a profound paradigm shift in the power dynamic between men and women. The most visible shift has been in Hollywood and the entertainment industry – including here in Canada – where the ugly boys club has been ...

Russian women are being forced to pay their abusers' domestic violence fines, advocates say - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:22

CBC.ca

Russian women are being forced to pay their abusers' domestic violence fines, advocates say
CBC.ca
A woman who has been beaten by her husband holds her child in a shelter outside Moscow on Jan. 26. Under new Russian law, some victims of domestic violence are being forced to pay their abusers' fines. (Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press). Listen 5:52 ...

A big week for women's basketball to grow in Canada - Toronto Star (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 03:21

Toronto Star (blog)

A big week for women's basketball to grow in Canada
Toronto Star (blog)
And I think it's very cool that Canada Basketball just finished an age-group evaluation camp for teenage girls up at Humber that included guest appearances by Olympians Lizanne Murphy, Tamara Tatham and Miah-Marie Langlois so that the young women could ...

Swiss universities launch gender equality action plan - Times Higher Education (THE)

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 01:08

Times Higher Education (THE)

Swiss universities launch gender equality action plan
Times Higher Education (THE)
The domain board has set out a new Strategy for Gender Balance and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, covering the period 2017-20, which focuses on five key areas: equal opportunities within individual institutions; greater awareness of gender ...

Still no way to tell how many Indigenous women and girls go ... - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 23:59

CBC.ca

Still no way to tell how many Indigenous women and girls go ...
CBC.ca
Even after the launch of a $53.8-million national inquiry and an increased focus on the problem, there is still no way to tell how many Indigenous women and girls go missing in Canada each year.

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Fresh off US series, decisions coming for Canada's women's hockey team - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 07:49

CBC.ca

Fresh off US series, decisions coming for Canada's women's hockey team
CBC.ca
That's just what's going to be so hard. It's so close. I'm talking paper thin." Hockey Canada has until Jan. 21 to submit its women's roster to the Canadian Olympic Committee. If history is an indicator, the Olympic team could be named as early as this ...
This round goes to Canada: Women's hockey Olympians beat U.S. ...National Post
Szabados backstops Canada's women to 2-1 OT win vs USCTV News

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'What it does to your life': women's rights advocate releases video highlighting stalking - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 00:03

CBC.ca

'What it does to your life': women's rights advocate releases video highlighting stalking
CBC.ca
A women's right advocate says conversations need to happen about domestic violence after a relationship is over. Julie S. Lalonde, originally from Sudbury but now based in Ottawa, dated a man for two years before she ended the relationship. She said he ...

3 women made up sex assault stories to 'ruin' fire chief, defence claims - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:41

CBC.ca

3 women made up sex assault stories to 'ruin' fire chief, defence claims
CBC.ca
In the closing arguments of a sexual assault trial against the former fire chief of Fort St. James, B.C., the defence lawyer argued the testimony of the three female plaintiffs was made up as part of one woman's "mission to ruin" her then-boss. Robert ...

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The Alabama election shows exactly why feminism in 2018 can't just be about white women - Vox

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:30

Jezebel

The Alabama election shows exactly why feminism in 2018 can't just be about white women
Vox
According to exit polls, 63 percent of white women voted for Moore — a reminder of last year's presidential election, when 53 percent of white female voters cast their ballots for a man caught on tape talking about grabbing women “by the pussy.” The ...
Bill Clinton, Accused Rapist, Celebrates Roy Moore Loss in Alabama in Campaign About Women's RightsNewsweek
White Women Keep Fucking Us OverJezebel
Nearly two-thirds of white women in Alabama voted for accused child molester Roy MooreQuartz

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Doubts cast on news report that Montreal mosque asked for women to be kept away from construction site - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:06

CBC.ca

Doubts cast on news report that Montreal mosque asked for women to be kept away from construction site
CBC.ca
Quebec's construction commission (CCQ) is looking into questionable allegations that a Montreal mosque asked that female workers be excluded from a nearby construction site on Fridays, the Muslim day of prayer. According to a report by TVA Nouvelles ...
Montreal mosque denies trying to exclude women from construction siteMontreal Gazette

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In Afghanistan, Gender Not Always Indicator of Support for Women's Rights In Afghanistan - The Asia Foundation - In Asia

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:13

The Asia Foundation - In Asia

In Afghanistan, Gender Not Always Indicator of Support for Women's Rights In Afghanistan
The Asia Foundation - In Asia
There is a robust relationship between the strength of democracy, gender equality, and security. This relationship is implicit in the National Unity Government (NUG) efforts to strengthen the rights of Afghanistan's women. Since the ousting of the ...

Canada's response to Rohingya humanitarian crisis tops $50M - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:29

CBC.ca

Canada's response to Rohingya humanitarian crisis tops $50M
CBC.ca
"There is an issue because they are not citizens of any countries, so this is something else to consider," Bibeau said. Oxfam Canada's women's rights policy and advocacy specialist Brittany Lambert, who has also visited women in the camps, agreed that ...

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