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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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Iceland's Gender Equality Policies Are Famous, But Violence Against Women Is Out Of Control - Bustle

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:31

Bustle

Iceland's Gender Equality Policies Are Famous, But Violence Against Women Is Out Of Control
Bustle
Despite being famous worldwide for its gender equality policies, Iceland women experience violence all too frequently. While the country has some of the strongest laws when it comes to equality in the workplace, including equal pay for equal work ...
Iceland's high gender ranking masks continuing violence, harassment and everyday sexism, experts sayToronto Star
#MeToo movement jolts Iceland as women speak outeuronews

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'Aren't men just cleverer than women?': building a feminist city in the Philippines - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:07

The Guardian

'Aren't men just cleverer than women?': building a feminist city in the Philippines
The Guardian
Nor-Ain Ibrahem wasn't looking to learn about gender equality when she stumbled upon the white tent next to the community basketball court. As temperatures nudged 40C in Landar evacuation camp – near Marawi City, on the southern Philippine island of ...

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses' - The Guardian

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

The Guardian

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses'
The Guardian
“These are some of the first attempts in Canadian legal history to try and bring some accountability to a Canadian mining company for horrific human rights abuses in another country,” said Cory Wanless of Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors, the ...

Alberta shelters turn away 22K women, children despite extra $15M ... - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:03

CBC.ca

Alberta shelters turn away 22K women, children despite extra $15M ...
CBC.ca
Women's shelters in Alberta turned away thousands of women and children in the past year, despite receiving a $15-million boost from the provincial government in 2015.

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Canada's military wants to know why women join ISIS and how to stop them - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:02

National Post

Canada's military wants to know why women join ISIS and how to stop them
National Post
OTTAWA — The Canadian government is studying why women and girls join groups like ISIS and devising ways for the military to use gender-specific “counter-messaging” to throw a wrench in terrorist recruitment efforts. Social psychologist Angela ...

Annual report on BC womens' rights shows province lacking improvement - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:04

Langley Times

Annual report on BC womens' rights shows province lacking improvement
CBC.ca
A legal advocacy group says British Columbia is falling short of meeting targets set by the United Nations on women's rights. The report card released by West Coast LEAF (Women's Legal Education and Action Fund) says the province is missing targets in ...
BC not meeting UN targets on women's rights, group saysThe Globe and Mail

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No parole for 70 years for man who killed 3 women in Ottawa Valley in 2015 - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:49

CTV News

No parole for 70 years for man who killed 3 women in Ottawa Valley in 2015
CTV News
PEMBROKE, Ont. -- A 60-year-old man convicted of killing three women during an hour-long rampage in the Ottawa Valley two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 70 years. Basil Borutski was convicted late last month ...
Basil Borutski will die in prison for 'vicious, cold-blooded' murder of 3 womenCBC.ca

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Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief - CNN

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:39

CNN

Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief
CNN
In fact, the piece accompanying the Person of the Year coverage in Time acknowledges him as a reason why women chose to speak out about other men. Trump's election in the context of those allegations -- and not just because his victory was over a woman ...
Person of the Year: Time honours abuse 'silence breakers'BBC News

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Italy: Former Premier Berlusconi touts women's rights record ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:19

Italy: Former Premier Berlusconi touts women's rights record ...
National Post
MILAN — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is defending his centre-right party's record on women's rights and has accused his main political rivals on the left of just waking up to the issue.

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Canada's women in winning form - Winnipeg Free Press

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:29

Winnipeg Free Press

Canada's women in winning form
Winnipeg Free Press
The border war between Canada and the United States, superpowers of international women's hockey, made a rare stop in Winnipeg on Tuesday night. In a compelling, often chippy contest, the Canadians grinded out a 2-0 victory before more than 10,000 fans ...
Saulnier scores late as Canada beats US in women's hockey - TSNTSN
Saulnier scores late, Canada beats USA in women's hockeyBryan-College Station Eagle
Sports Digest: Canada tops US in women's hockey exhibitionPress Herald
TeamUSA.org
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