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Saudi Arabia celebrates first ever Women's Day to fight for gender equality - The Indian Express

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 01:19

The Indian Express

Saudi Arabia celebrates first ever Women's Day to fight for gender equality
The Indian Express
“The three-day gathering, which was held from February 1 to 4 at the King Fahd Cultural Centre, featured talks from advocates of a woman's right to drive, as well as other legal rights for women, including freedom of guardianship,” the Emirates Women ...
Saudi Arabia celebrates its first ever Women's Day in RiyadhThe Independent
Saudi Arabia celebrates its first ever Women's DayTimes of India
Saudi Arabia Women's Day: Saudi women fight against the odds to celebrate first Women's DayInternational Business Times, India Edition

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Women: let's strike. Then Trump will see our power - The Guardian

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 01:01

The Guardian

Women: let's strike. Then Trump will see our power
The Guardian
The massive women's marches of 21 January may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. ... The kind of feminism we seek is already emerging internationally, in struggles across the globe: from the women's strike in Poland against ...

Utopian thinking: how to build a truly feminist society - The Guardian

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 20:00

The Guardian

Utopian thinking: how to build a truly feminist society
The Guardian
Sometimes over the past few decades it's seemed as if we're slowly, inch by inch, getting closer to a gender-equal utopia. And sometimes, as for instance with the election of a “pussy-grabbing” women's-hotness-rating misogynist as “the leader of the ...

Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls - Human Rights Watch

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 16:27

Human Rights Watch

Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – Burmese government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 during security operations in northern Rakhine State in late 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burmese ...
Human Rights Watch allege Myanmar commanders raped Rohingya women, girlsThe Indian Express

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Canada 150: Rosemary Brown, an outspoken pioneer for women of colour - Calgary Herald

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 12:54

Calgary Herald

Canada 150: Rosemary Brown, an outspoken pioneer for women of colour
Calgary Herald
Tireless advocate for the disadvantaged — “Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it” — Rosemary Brown was a gritty, outspoken feminist and provincial legislator with a vision of equality much broader than defined by race or gender. Born ...

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Dropping the knife: One woman joins the fight for women's rights in the Gambia - UNFPA.org/news

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 10:38

UNFPA.org/news

Dropping the knife: One woman joins the fight for women's rights in the Gambia
UNFPA.org/news
JAJANBUREH, The Gambia – For years, Aja Babung Sidibeh would gathered girls together in the Central River Region of the Gambia and prepared them to take part in an initiation rite. The girls would come stay with her until a circumciser arrived to cut ...

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Canada's St-Gelais takes gold in women's 500-metre at short-track World Cup - CTV News

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 09:43

CTV News

Canada's St-Gelais takes gold in women's 500-metre at short-track World Cup
CTV News
DRESDEN, Germany -- Canadian speedskater Marianne St-Gelais capped her weekend at a short-track World Cup event with two medals on Sunday, including gold in the women's 500-metre final. St-Gelais of Saint-Felicien, Que., who also won gold in the ...

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Canada downs Mexico as 3 veterans say goodbye to women's team - CBC.ca

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 17:28

CBC.ca

Canada downs Mexico as 3 veterans say goodbye to women's team
CBC.ca
Canada picked a 3-2 victory over Mexico with two goal from Janine Beckie and another from Deanne Rose in an international friendly on Saturday that celebrated the national team's back-to-back Olympic bronze medals and also marked the end of the road ...
Canada downs Mexico as Tancredi, Wilkinson, Nault say goodbye to women's teamWaterloo Record
3 thoughts: End of an era for Canadian women's soccer veteransSportsnet.ca
CANADA-VANCOUVER-SOCCER-WOMEN-CANADA VS MEXICOProkerala

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Symbolic Seduction: Women's Rights, Partisan Politics, Ethnocentrism and “American Narcissism” - Center for Research on Globalization

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:09

Center for Research on Globalization

Symbolic Seduction: Women's Rights, Partisan Politics, Ethnocentrism and “American Narcissism”
Center for Research on Globalization
A large number of the women (if not the vast majority) who marched against Donald Trump – and the recent women's marches can only be described as anti-Trump marches – were Hilary Clinton supporters, whether they would describe their votes as “the ...

Canada's soccer women throwing party for their past and future - CBC - CBC.ca

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:57

CBC.ca

Canada's soccer women throwing party for their past and future - CBC
CBC.ca
A journey that has seen the Canadian women's soccer team rise to No. 4 in the world rankings will be celebrated on Saturday (6 p.m. ET) in Vancouver prior to ...
Retiring Canadian trio grew with women's soccerToronto Star
Victoria's Cathro part of youth movement on Canadian women's soccer teamTimes Colonist

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Get to know some history on the rights of women... - insideTORONTO.com

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 00:08

insideTORONTO.com

Get to know some history on the rights of women...
insideTORONTO.com
The women's suffrage movement was decades-long in Canada and met with strong resistance. It intended to address issues of equity and justice, and to improve women's lives. Suffrage represented hopes for improved education, healthcare and employment, ...

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It's 'an important time for women' around the world, says Maryam Monsef - MetroNews Canada

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 23:10

It's 'an important time for women' around the world, says Maryam Monsef
MetroNews Canada
This question was about his views on women — including his disrespectful comments and the accusations of sexual misconduct — and how that shapes how she views her new role as minister for status of women, where working to increase gender quality and ...

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African women form a united front in the battle for equality – podcast transcript - The Guardian

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:59

The Guardian

African women form a united front in the battle for equality – podcast transcript
The Guardian
I'm Kary Stewart, and for this episode of the Global development podcast I speak with African feminists about how they are fighting for their rights and about their unique struggles within their own countries and their shared struggle within the ...

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Thousands expected at Trump-inspired women's rights march - CTV News

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:25

CTV News

Thousands expected at Trump-inspired women's rights march
CTV News
Organizers say as many as 5,000 people are planning to gather in downtown Vancouver on Saturday as part of a global women's rights movement prompted by the results of the U.S. election. The Vancouver version of the Women's March on Washington is ...
To understand the Women's March on Washington, you need to understand intersectional feminismVox
Why Hundreds of Thousands Are Joining the Women's March SaturdayRollingStone.com
Marching for women's rightsBaltimore Sun
USA TODAY -Huffington Post
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Why Calgarians plan a local Women's March on Washington the day ... - CBC.ca

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:42

CBC.ca

Why Calgarians plan a local Women's March on Washington the day ...
CBC.ca
Organizers hope thousands of people will turn out in downtown Calgary on Saturday — the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as U.S. president — to show ...
Calgary women set to march against Trump | Calgary | News ...Calgary Sun

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Northern Territory must respect women's judgment on abortion, advocates say - The Guardian

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:10

The Guardian

Northern Territory must respect women's judgment on abortion, advocates say
The Guardian
The Northern Territory must give more respect to women as competent decision-makers and stop using criminal law to restrict access to abortion, the Human Rights Law Centre has urged. Outside of limited allowable circumstances, abortion is a criminal ...

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Maritime women to attend Washington protest in support of women's rights - CTV News

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:29

CTV News

Maritime women to attend Washington protest in support of women's rights
CTV News
The inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday won't be the only large event in Washington this weekend. As many as 200,000 people are expected to attend a large protest in support of women's rights on Saturday. At least four Maritime women will be among ...
Thousands expected at Toronto march in solidarity with Women's March on WashingtonCityNews
Feminist scholars reaping what they've sown in Women's MarchCatholic World Report (blog)
I'm an anti-abortion feminist. I'll walk at the Women's March, whether organizers like it or not.Washington Post
Salon -International Business Times UK -New Scientist -The Atlantic
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Hundreds of Canadians to march for women's rights in Washington — many motivated by Trump - Toronto Star

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:23

Toronto Star

Hundreds of Canadians to march for women's rights in Washington — many motivated by Trump
Toronto Star
Hundreds of Canadians are making the trek to the Women's March on Washington Saturday, following Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump. Grad student Anne Rudzinski says it was her mom's idea to attend the massive event.(The Canadian Press ).

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For Canada to succeed on the global stage, we need more women tech leaders - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:45

The Globe and Mail

For Canada to succeed on the global stage, we need more women tech leaders
The Globe and Mail
That stereotype is common and reflects some startling facts. Only about 3 per cent of tech CEOs are women and less than a quarter of the tech-related work force in Canada is made up of women. This is a problem. When we don't have women tech leaders we ...

Triota to fight for equality in historic Women's March on Washington - The Daily Collegian Online

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:17

The Daily Collegian Online

Triota to fight for equality in historic Women's March on Washington
The Daily Collegian Online
Triota member Emmy Demchak, left, (junior- forensic science) knits a hat as Naomi Clouden, right, (senior- economics and political science) watches during a meeting in Willard Building in State College, Pa., on Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2016. Members of ...