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Canada locks up first place and playoff spot at world women's curling - Times Colonist

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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
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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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A new wave of feminist manifestos address women and power - New Statesman

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 22:27

New Statesman

A new wave of feminist manifestos address women and power
New Statesman
Can books by Jessa Crispin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Catherine Mayer and Jess Phillips harness a wave of popular energy?

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Terry Glavin: Sorry, Canada, when it comes to political leadership it turns out you're not uniquely feminist - National Post

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:55

National Post

Terry Glavin: Sorry, Canada, when it comes to political leadership it turns out you're not uniquely feminist
National Post
Sorry to disappoint you, Canada, but it turns out you're nowhere near as uniquely feminist in your ideas about political leadership as you seem to think you are. With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's inaugural gender-parity cabinet, and his Jan. 10 ...

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International Women's Day on March 8 - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:12

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International Women's Day on March 8
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City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will be hosting a breakfast March 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ottawa city hall with guest speakers to be Maryam Monsef, Minister of the Status of Women, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate ...
International Women's Day 2017: 'Be Bold for Change' theme and history of the feminist movementInternational Business Times UK

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IWD quilt honours 150 unsung female heroes of Canada's history - kawarthaNOW.com

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:04

kawarthaNOW.com

IWD quilt honours 150 unsung female heroes of Canada's history
kawarthaNOW.com
Colleen Carruthers, who is coordinating the 150 Canadian Women Quilt project for the Peterborough Women's Business Network, with fellow quilter Debbie Fisico. (Photo: Jeanne Pengelly / kawarthaNOW). It's Monday night and five women are gathered ...

Women's charities welcome UK's first ambassador for gender equality - Reuters

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 07:32

Women's charities welcome UK's first ambassador for gender equality
Reuters
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has appointed the country's first ambassador for gender equality, joining a growing band of countries globally to create such a role, in a move welcomed by women's charities. Joanna Roper, one of the ...

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17 Quotes About Women's Equality For Women's History Month - Bustle

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 06:17

Bustle

17 Quotes About Women's Equality For Women's History Month
Bustle
We may be living in 2017, but gender equality is still not what it should be. The gender pay gap is still alive and well, women are still silenced when they try to make a point, and some men have made it quite clear that, to them, women are still ...
6 Ways You Can Advance Gender Equality in the Workplace TodayPOPSUGAR

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After rejecting calls for LGBT envoy, government appoints women's rights envoy - PinkNews

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 04:19

PinkNews

After rejecting calls for LGBT envoy, government appoints women's rights envoy
PinkNews
The UK Foreign Office has appointed a a new special envoy for gender equality… despite flatly rejecting calls for an LGBT rights envoy. Former US President Barack Obama created the post of a Special Envoy for LGBT Rights in 2015, to monitor the ...

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Brexit isn't a threat to women's rights - Spiked

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 02:59

Brexit isn't a threat to women's rights
Spiked
The Women's Equality Party (WEP), with the backing of politicians from Labour, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the SDLP and the Liberal Democrats, is calling for an amendment to the Article 50 bill, which is currently going through the House of Lords, to ...

Canada boasts veteran roster for women's hockey worlds - CBC.ca

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:50

CBC.ca

Canada boasts veteran roster for women's hockey worlds
CBC.ca
Marie-Philip Poulin, who served as Canada's captain in December's exhibition series and scored the overtime winner in the second game, headlines a forward corps that includes 2014 gold medallists Meghan. Agosta, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca ...
Turnbull named to Team Canada for world women's hockey championshipLocal Xpress

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Confusion, delays continue for abortion pill in Canada | Toronto Star - Toronto Star

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:04

Toronto Star

Confusion, delays continue for abortion pill in Canada | Toronto Star
Toronto Star
Health Canada approved Mifegymiso in 2015 for women up to seven weeks pregnant, but access remains limited.

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