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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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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UNB names new women's coach after rights battle - Hamilton Spectator

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:05

CBC.ca

UNB names new women's coach after rights battle
Hamilton Spectator
FREDERICTON — The University of New Brunswick has named a head coach for the women's varsity hockey team as the program is reinstated after a lengthy human rights battle. Sarah Hilworth spent the last two seasons as head coach of the Broncos at ...
Women's hockey from scratch: UNB hires Sarah Hilworth as head coachCBC.ca

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Soccer star Christine Sinclair embarks on personal mission to help ... - CTV News

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 05:58

CTV News

Soccer star Christine Sinclair embarks on personal mission to help ...
CTV News
Sports news from CTV Sports, your source for the latest sports news and rumors; access local sports news, Canadian sports teams, Raptors, Maple Leafs, Blue ...

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Election 2017: Women's Equality Party has 'no regrets' over campaign despite failure to oust 'sexist' MP Philip Davies - The Independent

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:41

The Independent

Election 2017: Women's Equality Party has 'no regrets' over campaign despite failure to oust 'sexist' MP Philip Davies
The Independent
The Women's Equality Party (WEP) has said it has “no regrets” in the fight to oust Conservative MP Philip Davies from Shipley, despite gaining a very small share of the vote in the general election. The pro-gender equality party's leader, Sophie Walker ...

Canada's new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights - Devex

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 00:40

Devex

Canada's new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights
Devex
Canadian International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau at the launch of Canada's new Feminist International Assistance Policy. Photo by: Development Canada. Canada is placing women and girls at the heart of its poverty eradication efforts ...

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Canada's women's national team – finally! – is more than Christine Sinclair, and that's a good thing - Toronto Sun

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 00:38

Toronto Sun

Canada's women's national team – finally! – is more than Christine Sinclair, and that's a good thing
Toronto Sun
TORONTO — Christine Sinclair still receives the loudest pre-game roar when lineups are announced. At 34, she's still the most sought after signature after the final whistle -- with hundreds of little girls leaning over field-side rails. And rightly so ...
Canadian women put on show for soccer fansToronto Star

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Canada walks the talk on global women's rights - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 23:00

The Globe and Mail

Canada walks the talk on global women's rights
The Globe and Mail
When the Liberals took power in 2015, women around the globe celebrated as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared himself a feminist and promised a feminist foreign policy. However, after February's federal budget offered no new money for advancing ...

Kelly: Canada's ascendant national women's squad has the makings of a dynasty - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 16:03

The Globe and Mail

Kelly: Canada's ascendant national women's squad has the makings of a dynasty
The Globe and Mail
Ahead of a women's friendly soccer match in Toronto on Sunday, the Canadian Soccer Association held a news conference to announce a senior men's game in September. This would have made more sense to do at a men's event – there's a game on ...

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Opinion: Wonder Woman is a great feminist film for kids — with some explaining - Montreal Gazette

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 07:00

Montreal Gazette

Opinion: Wonder Woman is a great feminist film for kids — with some explaining
Montreal Gazette
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." The film grossed $103.1 million in North America over its debut weekend, a figure that easily surpassed industry expectations, set a new record for a film ...
The Strange, Complicated, Feminist History of Wonder Woman's Origin StorySlate Magazine (blog)
Wonder Woman, WeaponizedNew York Times
Wonder Woman's origin storyCBS News
MetroNews Canada -Business Insider -EW.com
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Trudeau's new 'feminist' plan commits 95% of foreign aid to gender, women and girls by 2022 - Toronto Star

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 09:18

Toronto Star

Trudeau's new 'feminist' plan commits 95% of foreign aid to gender, women and girls by 2022
Toronto Star
This is the bold new vision for Canada's foreign aid, which is being recast as unapologetically feminist by laying out a path to eradicate poverty that focuses on helping women in the world's poorest countries. “Canada is ... In five years, 95 per cent ...
Liberals launch feminist-focused foreign aid policy - Politics - CBC ...CBC.ca
Canada puts international assistance to work for women, girlsCanada NewsWire (press release)
Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy - The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail
Radio Canada International -MetroNews Canada
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YWCA receives $85K Status of Women Alberta grant - Lethbridge Herald

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:16

YWCA receives $85K Status of Women Alberta grant
Lethbridge Herald
A grant of almost $85,000 from Status of Women Alberta is allowing the YWCA to expand its GirlSpace program into Coalhurst and Coaldale. “It is good for one year,” said Lindsay Brown, GirlSpace Facilitator, YWCA Lethbridge & District. “So we are going ...