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Cate Blanchett: Why 'We're Not Going Back to Ground Zero' on Women's Rights - Variety

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 03:03

Variety

Cate Blanchett: Why 'We're Not Going Back to Ground Zero' on Women's Rights
Variety
Cate Blanchett has been to the Cannes Film Festival in various capacities since 1997, but this year she assumes a far weightier role as president of the jury — an honor made even more significant in that it's only the 12th time a woman has filled that ...

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The Boss: Preethi Herman Is Helping Women Gain Equality Around the World - TIME

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 02:32

TIME

The Boss: Preethi Herman Is Helping Women Gain Equality Around the World
TIME
In The Boss, women share how they became successful and the lessons they learned along the way. I grew up with a terrorizing fear. From the time I was nine, the Indian movies I watched told me that if a girl was sexually assaulted, she would have to ...

57 women killed in Canada this year — experts link misogyny to femicide - Globalnews.ca

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:10

Globalnews.ca

57 women killed in Canada this year — experts link misogyny to femicide
Globalnews.ca
The report, published Tuesday by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, tracks femicides in Canada and monitors the social responses to these killings. The organization defines femicide as the killing of a woman or a girl ...

Observations: It's a long road toward full equality for women - United Church Observer

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 08:01

United Church Observer

Observations: It's a long road toward full equality for women
United Church Observer
Reading through old Observers is always eye-opening. Some stories show how much has changed; others, quite the opposite. Our March 1986 cover story about barriers to women in ministry seems to defy either category. The article, by Gillian Sniatynski ...

Body found inside wall of women's washroom at Calgary mall - CTV News

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 06:44

CTV News

Body found inside wall of women's washroom at Calgary mall
CTV News
Calgary police are investigating after a body was found inside the wall of a shopping centre washroom. “Despite the circumstances of where the body was located, investigators do not suspect foul play and the death remains classified as undetermined ...
Man's body behind wall of women's toilet in Calgary mall - BBC NewsBBC News
Man's body found lodged behind women's toilet wall in Canada shopping centreEvening Standard
Worker finds body inside wall of women's washroom in downtown Calgary mallThe Globe and Mail
The Guardian -Hindustan Times -CBC.ca -Abbotsford News
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Women in Canada are choosing farming careers but barriers persist ... - CBC.ca

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:02

CBC.ca

Women in Canada are choosing farming careers but barriers persist ...
CBC.ca
A growing number of women are choosing careers in farming, but advocates say there is still work to be done to overcome stereotypes, keep land affordable and include women on agricultural boards.

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Violence against women in Canada is 'pervasive and systemic' – UN envoy - The Guardian

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:00

The Guardian

Violence against women in Canada is 'pervasive and systemic' – UN envoy
The Guardian
Indigenous women now make up 33% of the country's inmates, despite the fact that indigenous peoples account for less than 4% of the Canadian population. She urged Canada to tackle this discrimination, drawing a direct line between violence against ...

'One woman or girl every other day': 57 women killed in Canada this ... - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:06

The Globe and Mail

'One woman or girl every other day': 57 women killed in Canada this ...
The Globe and Mail
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. close panel. close panel. Privacy Policy · Terms & Conditions. 'One woman or girl every other day': 57 women killed in Canada this year. Molly ...

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Gender diversity board proposal at Constellation Software gets ... - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:58

The Globe and Mail

Gender diversity board proposal at Constellation Software gets ...
The Globe and Mail
Constellation Software Inc., the Toronto tech company whose stock has risen sixfold in the past five years, is the last firm in the S&P/TSX 60 index to bring a woman on to its board of directors, after yielding to pressure from investors. A year ago, a ...

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Julie Lalonde: “It's Not Up to Women to End the Violence We Experience” - FLARE

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 09:19

FLARE

Julie Lalonde: “It's Not Up to Women to End the Violence We Experience”
FLARE
Canada had collective déja vu this past week. He told us why he rammed a van down Yonge St. and still, we question. Killers write manifestos, Facebook posts and lengthy blogs detailing their misogynist motivations and we still print headlines asking ...

Liberals' gender-based budget moving on equality in sports - CBC.ca

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:38

CBC.ca

Liberals' gender-based budget moving on equality in sports
CBC.ca
Liberals need to retain support of women voters. So the case for using "gender analysis plus" to get more people working seems to be well-founded, at least in economic terms. It also makes a lot of sense politically for the Liberal government. The ...

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De Beers Canada launches UN Women 2018 scholarships for STEM students - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:07

De Beers Canada launches UN Women 2018 scholarships for STEM students
Canada NewsWire (press release)
De Beers' UN Women partnership commitment are now available to female students applying for first-year full-time studies in eligible Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs at the University of Waterloo, also a UN Women ...

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Tunisia, Spain Vow Cooperation on Security, Women's Rights - Voice of America

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:42

Voice of America

Tunisia, Spain Vow Cooperation on Security, Women's Rights
Voice of America
Spain and Tunisia are reviving ties after a decade-long freeze, pledging notably to work together on security and women's rights. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Tunisian counterpart Youssef Chahed signed eight accords Monday in Tunis. Rajoy ...

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Wise Women Canada: How Three Guys And A Smartphone Are Revolutionizing The World Of Mental Health - The Suburban Newspaper (blog)

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:12

The Suburban Newspaper (blog)

Wise Women Canada: How Three Guys And A Smartphone Are Revolutionizing The World Of Mental Health
The Suburban Newspaper (blog)
Jonathan Levitt is a a veteran marketer, who has been at the top of his field for over two decades. He has spent over 25 years helping a diverse list of clients understand their audience, and leverage technology and data to build better products and ...

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Johnnie Walker's Transformative 'Jane Walker' Campaign Will Support Gender Equality - Adweek

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 07:48

Adweek

Johnnie Walker's Transformative 'Jane Walker' Campaign Will Support Gender Equality
Adweek
The “striding man” now walks with a striding woman—and she plans to make her voice heard this year. Beverage giant Diageo's Johnnie Walker brand has added a female counterpart to its iconic mascot after more than 100 years in tribute to women around ...
Johnnie Walker introduces a new Jane Walker edition to draw in womenToronto Star
Johnnie Walker Debuts Black Label 'The Jane Walker Edition' Championing Women's RightsVinePair

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Malaysia Still on the Wrong Path on Women's Rights - The Diplomat

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 04:54

The Diplomat

Malaysia Still on the Wrong Path on Women's Rights
The Diplomat
Malaysia's record on preserving women's rights has long been under scrutiny. And so it was once again last week at the 69th session of the UN's Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) held in Geneva ...

Music festivals pledge 50/50 gender equality - BBC News

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 02:43

BBC News

Music festivals pledge 50/50 gender equality
BBC News
The days of male-dominated music festivals could be drawing to a close, after 45 events pledged to achieve a 50/50 gender balance by 2022. Brighton's Great Escape, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Liverpool Sound City and the BBC Proms are among those who ...
How Coachella Can Combat Gender InequalityRefinery29
45 music festivals vow gender equalityCitizen
45 Music Festivals Pledge Gender-Equal Lineups by 2022Pitchfork
Billboard
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Morocco: New Violence Against Women Law - Human Rights Watch

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 20:03

Human Rights Watch

Morocco: New Violence Against Women Law
Human Rights Watch
103-13 on combating violence against women. Morocco's government presented the revised bill no. 103-13 on March 17, 2016, to the House of Representatives (first Parliamentary chamber), which passed it with some minor improvements on July 26, 2016 and ...

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Canada wins gold, silver in women's ski cross - CTV News

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:41

CTV News

Canada wins gold, silver in women's ski cross
CTV News
BOKWANG, Korea, Republic Of -- When Brittany Phelan moved to the skicross discipline from alpine a few years ago, she quickly struck up a friendship with Kelsey Serwa. They describe themselves as best buds now and are often inseparable. They train ...
Canada's Kelsey Serwa wins gold, Brittany Phelan grabs silver in women's skicross at Winter OlympicsThe Globe and Mail
Canada's Serwa, Phelan win gold, silver in women's ski crossSportsnet.ca
Canada wins gold, silver in women's ski cross at 2018 Winter OlympicsGlobalnews.ca
CityNews -Vernon Morning Star -Kelowna Capital News
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