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How women in media won some pay equality in the 1970s, and why they're still fighting today - The Conversation AU

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:03

The Conversation AU

How women in media won some pay equality in the 1970s, and why they're still fighting today
The Conversation AU
They renegotiated their contracts for gender parity. In October, Lisa Wilkinson made headlines when she abruptly departed Channel Nine's Today show after pay negotiations broke down. Wilkinson's co-host, Karl Stefanovic, reportedly earned A$2 million a ...

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Man, 29, charged after 2 women stabbed to death in Brampton home - CBC.ca

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:39

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Man, 29, charged after 2 women stabbed to death in Brampton home
CBC.ca
A 29-year-old man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder after two women were stabbed to death in a Brampton home late Friday, Peel Regional Police say. Const. Rachel Gibbs, spokesperson for Peel police, said officers were called to a ...
Toronto-area police investigate after 3 women killed in 2 domestic incidentsCTV News

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Waiting for the dawn of a new day for women's rights - Arab News

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:30

Arab News

Waiting for the dawn of a new day for women's rights
Arab News
Generational preconceptions of a woman's role as a housewife only, whose sole purpose is to bear children, cook and clean, are a manifestation of abuse. We are, of course, not referring to the stay-at-home mothers and wives who choose to dedicate their ...
Protecting Women's Rights: Say 'No' to Sexual HarassmentWomen of China

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Team Canada vs. Team USA: The Women's Olympic Hockey Rivalry - CBC.ca

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:50

CBC.ca

Team Canada vs. Team USA: The Women's Olympic Hockey Rivalry
CBC.ca
Accessibility. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC-TV shows offered on ...

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Gertie Wood: Pioneer women's rights activist - Stabroek News

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:12

Stabroek News

Gertie Wood: Pioneer women's rights activist
Stabroek News
Maybe it was on account of her protean ability to advocate sternly for women's rights while affecting the normalized and accepted functions of 'womanhood' at the time including charitable work. But nothing was normal at the time about Wood's tough ...

Violence against women more prevalent in small communities, says BC journalist - CBC.ca

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 18:32

CBC.ca

Violence against women more prevalent in small communities, says BC journalist
CBC.ca
Gender-based violence prevalent in remote communities. The data showed that five small communities experienced the most violence against women between 2008 and 2015. Treaty Three communities in Ontario, Iqaluit in the Northwest Territories, La Ronge ...

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Women bidding for cross country equality - Sky News - Sky News

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:08

Sky News

Women bidding for cross country equality - Sky News
Sky News
For women who run cross country competitively, races in England are much shorter than they are for men.

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U of S researcher awarded $56K to study how Canada views 'women of childbearing age' - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 09:01

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

U of S researcher awarded $56K to study how Canada views 'women of childbearing age'
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
The University of Saskatchewan professor hopes to better understand the implications of this over the next three years as she conducts research that received $56,000 in funding this month from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Saskatchewan ...

Guay leads Canada to bronze at women's U18s - Article - TSN - TSN

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:24

TSN

Guay leads Canada to bronze at women's U18s - Article - TSN
TSN
DMITROV, Russia — Alexie Guay scored and had two assists to lead Canada to a 5-1 win over Russia on Saturday in the bronze-medal game of the under-18 women's world championship. It's the 11th consecutive year the Canadians have medalled at the U18 ...

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'A lot of much needed constructive conversations about equality': Chris Hemsworth praises Critics Choice awards for ... - Daily Mail

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:29

Daily Mail

'A lot of much needed constructive conversations about equality': Chris Hemsworth praises Critics Choice awards for ...
Daily Mail
Both were founded after allegations of sexual assault and harassment were made against producer Harvey Weinstein, prompting a wave of accusations against other Hollywood players. 'Great night at @criticschoice awards, a lot of much needed constructive ...
Chris Hemsworth praises Critics` Choice awards for addressing women's rightsThe Siasat Daily

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Controversy over transgender president of Quebec women's groups - Radio Canada International

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 05:34

Radio Canada International

Controversy over transgender president of Quebec women's groups
Radio Canada International
The Federation des Femmes du Quebec (Quebec Women's Federation) was founded in 1966 through the initiative of a Canadian icon in the women's movement which brought together several smaller groups into a unified group. Therese Casgrain had fought ...

Kamloops' Woodland pulled in Canada loss at U-18 world women's hockey - CFJC Today Kamloops

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:47

CFJC Today Kamloops

Kamloops' Woodland pulled in Canada loss at U-18 world women's hockey
CFJC Today Kamloops
Kamloops' Woodland pulled in Canada loss at U-18 world women's hockey. By Earl Seitz. January 9, 2018 - 6:47am. KAMLOOPS — Canada has lost 6-2 to the U.S. this morning at the U-18 women's world hockey championship in Russia. Kendra Woodland of ...

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How do women know if they're being paid less than men? - CBC.ca

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 02:11

CBC.ca

How do women know if they're being paid less than men?
CBC.ca
The man who complained to Morrissey House staff about the promotion said he would file a formal gender discrimination complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. But officials said an application like that had not been processed on Monday, and ...
Women's 'wage gap' discount at local pub sparks backlashBBC News
Pub starts discount night for women to address wage gap, but male patron files complaintFox News

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Morrissey House pub faces both backlash and support over 13% gender gap discount for women - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:33

Globalnews.ca

Morrissey House pub faces both backlash and support over 13% gender gap discount for women
Globalnews.ca
He will be lodging his complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. I wish him all the best. If they see this as something that is against the concept of basic human rights, then I wish us all the best,” he wrote on Facebook. Another complaint ...

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She rules: Women's rights leap ahead in new BC judge nominations - MetroNews Canada

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:48

MetroNews Canada

She rules: Women's rights leap ahead in new BC judge nominations
MetroNews Canada
She was former board chair of West Coast LEAF, a non-profit women's rights law firm, and has experience in constitutional law, human rights, and environmental law, areas rarely seen in appointments typically heavy on prosecutors and corporate lawyers ...

Feminists challenge ability of transgender leader of Quebec ... - National Post

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:19

National Post

Feminists challenge ability of transgender leader of Quebec ...
National Post
MONTREAL – Gabrielle Bouchard began her term as president of the Fédération des femmes du Québec with a call for women's equality, echoing the demands of leaders of the province's main feminist organization going back to its creation more than 50 years ...

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Women's advocates concerned over absence of services for homeless women - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:21

CBC.ca

Women's advocates concerned over absence of services for homeless women
CBC.ca
"Since that time there hasn't been an emergency shelter in Charlottetown," Ledwell said. "It's been a perennial topic since that closure because it really is a serious and significant issue that affects a lot of women." Many women experience ...

Golden Globes: Oprah Winfrey's call for 'new day' for women's equality ignites Twitter - East Bay Times

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:16

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Golden Globes: Oprah Winfrey's call for 'new day' for women's equality ignites Twitter
East Bay Times
In accepting an award for lifetime achievement, Oprah Winfrey did more than offer an uplifting speech geared toward the Hollywood elite gathered for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards. Winfrey presented a speech that could be regarded as a historic ...
Oprah Winfrey's speech marks a shift for the Golden Globes – and for womenThe Guardian
Oprah Winfrey Fights For Women's Rights In Powerful Golden Globes SpeechSporteluxe
Golden Globes: Recy Taylor, who was the woman Oprah mentioned?BBC News
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