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Trump adviser who wrote “women already have equal rights” will be working with Ivanka on “women's issues” - Shareblue Media

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 05:28

Shareblue Media

Trump adviser who wrote “women already have equal rights” will be working with Ivanka on “women's issues”
Shareblue Media
The Donald Trump administration cannot be described as "feminist" with one iota of sincerity. And as if to drive that fact home, Ivanka Trump's work on women's issues will be aided by senior adviser Stephen Miller — who wrote a 2005 op-ed on the ...
Stephen 'Women Choose Lower-Paying Professions' Miller To Reportedly Tackle Women's Issues For White HouseThe New Civil Rights Movement

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Carbonear woman attends United Nations event on the status of women - The Compass

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:32

The Compass

Carbonear woman attends United Nations event on the status of women
The Compass
“I think that this event is relevant to women all over the world. It is great to hear about issues faced in other parts of the world and how to get involved,” said Gill, “to hear about initiatives being implemented in other countries and then think ...

New approach to Alberta women's health care being considered by NDP - Calgary Sun

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 18:38

Calgary Sun

New approach to Alberta women's health care being considered by NDP
Calgary Sun
The business plan said the new approach "will enhance health equity in care provisions and support equality of health outcomes for all women (Indigenous, seniors, disabled, youth, LGBTQ, new Canadians and rural Albertans) and will go beyond traditional ...

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Turkish women's rights are at stake in Sunday's elections - PRI

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:42

PRI

Turkish women's rights are at stake in Sunday's elections
PRI
Until about 2012, Erdogan had been a champion of women's rights — he rose to power in Turkey advancing women's rights — and as prime minister, he pushed through laws on child custody, protection against violence and divorce that many women's groups ...

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women postpones Edmonton, Thunder Bay meetings - CBC.ca

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 05:46

CBC.ca

Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women postpones Edmonton, Thunder Bay meetings
CBC.ca
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has abruptly postponed regional advisory meetings that had been set for Edmonton and Thunder Bay, Ont., next week. The meetings, launched by Ottawa but independent from the ...
Missing, murdered women inquiry delays regional meetingsCTV News
Inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women and girls hits roadblocks before it startsHamilton Spectator

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Donald Trump just quietly signed away more women's rights - The indy100

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 00:01

The indy100

Donald Trump just quietly signed away more women's rights
The indy100
More specifically, the bill entitles states to withhold Title X, the US's family planning programme, which, according to Planned Parenthood, helps 4.6 million Americans every year, saves $7 for every $1 invested, and helps women avoid STIs and cervical ...
This Week in Women's Rights: Domestic Abusers May Soon Be Tracked by GPS in Maryland.Slate Magazine (blog)
5 things women need to know about Trump's first 100 daysDetroit Free Press
6 Ways the Trump Administration and Congress Have Threatened Women's Health in Just a Few MonthsCommon Dreams
U.S. News & World Report -CNN -BBC News
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Brexit will be disastrous for women unless we fight the rollback of our rights - The Guardian

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 22:01

The Guardian

Brexit will be disastrous for women unless we fight the rollback of our rights
The Guardian
We wanted to ensure that parliament would have oversight of ministers rewriting laws to interpret EU employment and equality directives such as the working time regulations, which protects rights to annual leave, rest breaks and overtime pay. This was ...

North Korea: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday No Celebration for Women - Human Rights Watch

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:01

Human Rights Watch

North Korea: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday No Celebration for Women
Human Rights Watch
(Seoul, April 14, 2017) – North Korea is betraying the pledge to protect the rights of women and girls and promote gender equality made by its former leader and “perpetual” president, Kim Il-Sung, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is ...

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Canada's honorary citizen Malala Yousafzai challenges Ottawa to lead on women's education - National Post

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:04

National Post

Canada's honorary citizen Malala Yousafzai challenges Ottawa to lead on women's education
National Post
The day Yousafzai was originally to be honoured, Oct. 22, 2014, marked a moment replete with irony for Rona Ambrose, a former status of women minister who is currently serving as the Conservative party's interim leader. “This irony didn't escape me ...
Malala Yousafzai urges Canada to play leading role in girls' education fightCBC.ca
Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary CanadianCTV News
Canada bestows rare honour on young Pakistani girls rights activistRadio Canada International

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Ontario urged to tackle gender pay gap with transparency law - Toronto Star

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 03:14

Toronto Star

Ontario urged to tackle gender pay gap with transparency law
Toronto Star
Ontario must urgently introduce pay transparency laws to tackle a gender wage gap that has remained virtually unchanged for 30 years — the legacy of inadequate enforcement and funding, according to equal pay advocates. The changes proposed by the ...
Ontario's Pay Equity Office Taking Steps To Advance Women's Economic EqualityCanada NewsWire (press release)
Equal Pay Day provides rallying point for women in workplaceUSA TODAY
The Wage Gap between Wyoming's Men and Women: 2016 - Wyoming Women's FoundationWyoming Women's Foundation
Money Magazine -Wikipedia
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USA beats Canada in OT to win women's world championship - Sportsnet.ca

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 19:43

Sportsnet.ca

USA beats Canada in OT to win women's world championship
Sportsnet.ca
Hilary Knight blocked a shot in Canada's end and scored on an odd-man rush at 10:17 of overtime to lift the host country to a 3-2 victory and a fourth straight world championship. The U.S. women threatened to boycott the tournament if USA Hockey didn't ...
US beats Canada in OT to capture women's world hockey goldThe Globe and Mail
Game Wrap: Canada advances to women's world championship finalCBC.ca
Canadian women's hockey team gets another chance at elusive world titleCTV News
Toronto Sun -Macleans.ca
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Canada locks up first place and playoff spot at world women's curling - Times Colonist

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:31

Times Colonist

Canada locks up first place and playoff spot at world women's curling
Times Colonist
Canada will complete round-robin play against Italy and Denmark on Thursday before shifting focus to the playoffs. A win in Friday's Page playoff will secure a spot in the final. "We're going to try to rest as much as we can when we have the ...
Canada secures spot in playoffs at world women's curlingThe Globe and Mail

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Liberals to address women's concerns in first gender-based federal budget - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:56

The Globe and Mail

Liberals to address women's concerns in first gender-based federal budget
The Globe and Mail
The Trudeau government's second budget will include a host of measures specifically aimed at improving the lives of women, including a plan to fund new child-care spaces, extend maternity and paternity benefits and address sexual assault. The budget ...

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'Women studies' course at rural Alberta school draws intervention from province - CBC.ca

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:21

CBC.ca

'Women studies' course at rural Alberta school draws intervention from province
CBC.ca
In an emailed statement to CBC, Eggen said gender equality is a priority for the Alberta NDP government. "I understand the concerns being raised about the content of this course. Alberta Education and representatives from my office are in contact with ...

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Red dresses a visual reminder of missing, murdered Indigenous women - Toronto Star

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:15

Toronto Star

Red dresses a visual reminder of missing, murdered Indigenous women
Toronto Star
Red dresses can be seen hanging from the trees on the University of Toronto campus this week as part of the REDress Project, which brings attention to Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. ... She said it was important her project ...

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Indigenous Women Shouldn't Have To Live In Fear. But They Do - Huffington Post Canada

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:58

Huffington Post Canada

Indigenous Women Shouldn't Have To Live In Fear. But They Do
Huffington Post Canada
"Indigenous women of all ages [don't] want to walk home alone from work or school." When Tasha Hubbard, an award-wining documentary filmmaker from the Peepeekisis First Nation and an assistant professor in the English department at the University of ...

Iran's Supreme Leader claims gender equality is 'Zionist plot' aiming to corrupt role of women in society - The Independent

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:42

The Independent

Iran's Supreme Leader claims gender equality is 'Zionist plot' aiming to corrupt role of women in society
The Independent
Iran's Supreme Leader has claimed gender equality is a “Zionist plot” aiming to corrupt the role of women in society. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a meeting of religious speakers that Iranians should resist feminist ideas and instead hold the Prophet ...
Iran's supreme leader calls gender equality 'a Zionist conspiracy'Ynetnews
Iran's Supreme Leader: 'Gender Equality' Is A 'Zionist Plot'Daily Caller

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Canada improves to 5-0 at women's curling worlds - Toronto Star

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:34

Toronto Star

Canada improves to 5-0 at women's curling worlds
Toronto Star
Canada's Rachel Homan, top, shouts to her teammates Joanne Courtney, bottom right and Lisa Weagle as they sweep her stone against Switzerland for the CPT World Women's Curling Championship 2017 in Beijing's Capital Gymnasium on Monday.
Canada on verge of playoff spot at world women's curlingToronto Sun
Team Canada improves to 5-0 at world women's curling championshipSportsnet.ca
Canada off to hot start at women's worldsTSN
Times Colonist
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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims' names in its database - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 23:00

The Globe and Mail

Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims' names in its database
The Globe and Mail
The inquiry that is looking into Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women says privacy and process issues have left it with the names of fewer than 100 victims' families in its database just two months before commissioners will start hearing from ...

Mayor John Tory supported gender equality motion, office lobbied ... - Toronto Star

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:13

Toronto Star

Mayor John Tory supported gender equality motion, office lobbied ...
Toronto Star
A budget vote in February saw Tory voting in favour of a motion supporting gender equality in budgeting while a cheat sheet from his office encouraged allied ...

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