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Canada's Larocque apologizes for removing silver medal after women's hockey loss - Toronto Star

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:39

Toronto Star

Canada's Larocque apologizes for removing silver medal after women's hockey loss
Toronto Star
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Canadian defenceman Jocelyne Larocque says she got caught up in the emotion of Thursday's devastating shootout loss to the United States in the Olympic women's hockey final and regrets taking off her silver medal almost ...
Misery loves company: Like Canada's curling women, no Olympic medal for menNational Post
US edges Canada to win gold in women's hockeyCTV News
USA tops Canada in shootout to win Olympic gold in women's hockey for first time since 1998The Globe and Mail
VICE -Sportsnet.ca -HuffPost Canada
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Canadian women shut out by New Zealand in Sevens series semis - CBC.ca

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:44

CBC.ca

Canadian women shut out by New Zealand in Sevens series semis
CBC.ca
Earlier in the day, Britt Benn scored a pair of tries against France as the Canadians dominated possession in their 28-12 quarter-final victory. Julia Greenshields also had a try for Canada. The Canadians finished first in Pool C after going 3-0 during ...
Motives behind topless march for women's rights in Auckland called into questionTVNZ
Australia, New Zealand women shine on day 1 of Sydney 7sSamoa Observer (press release) (blog)

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Canada falls to Mexico in semis at CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship - National Post

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:04

Canada falls to Mexico in semis at CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship
National Post
COUVA, Trinidad And Tobago — Canada fell 4-3 in penalty kicks against Mexico on Friday in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship — delaying a potential berth in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The top three finishers at the ...

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Cullen appologizes over “offensive” rule supporting women's reproductive rights - Terrace Standard

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:04

Terrace Standard

Cullen appologizes over “offensive” rule supporting women's reproductive rights
Terrace Standard
Responding to news headlines, Cullen took to Twitter shortly after: “NDP & I have always & will always staunchly defend a woman's right to chose. Any group whose purpose is to infringe on that right should receive $0 Govt funding! Period. Funding for ...
Cullen apologizes over 'offensive' rule supporting women's reproductive rightsHaida Gwaii Observer

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Editorial: New round in fight for women's rights - Kamloops This Week

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:09

Editorial: New round in fight for women's rights
Kamloops This Week
The #metoo movement not only seeks to expose men who have, for far too long, abused and exploited women over whom they have power. The movement has also strengthened women to not only fight back, but to issue a call for gender equality. That call was ...

Yukon Human Rights Commission loses 2 women to 'prestigious ... - CBC.ca

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 04:00

CBC.ca

Yukon Human Rights Commission loses 2 women to 'prestigious ...
CBC.ca
'It's really reaching for the stars,' says Genevieve Chabot, now at the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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MP Carol Hughes marches in solidarity for women's rights - Manitoulin Expositor

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 19:01

Manitoulin Expositor

MP Carol Hughes marches in solidarity for women's rights
Manitoulin Expositor
Ms. Hughes says that recent events have shown her that there is a strong appetite to challenge the status quo and make real headway on issues. “I see the #MeToo movement as something of a watershed moment,” said Ms. Hughes. “It is allowing us to ...

Malala has a message for Trump on women's rights - Washington Post

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 08:04

Washington Post

Malala has a message for Trump on women's rights
Washington Post
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, used the stage at the World Economic Forum on Thursday to send a message to President Trump and other powerful men on the state of gender equality in today's world. When asked what her ...
Malala urges Pakistani women to speak for their rightsGeo News, Pakistan
Educate young boys on the issue of women's rights: Malala Yousafzai at WEFBusiness Standard
Davos 2018: People like Trump are 'disappointing', says Malala YousafzaiThe National

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Canada Post unveils Women in Winter Sports stamps - Calgary Sun

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 14:19

Calgary Sun

Canada Post unveils Women in Winter Sports stamps
Calgary Sun
On her way to helping Canada win two gold medals and a silver at the Winter Olympics, Danielle Goyette never dreamt that one day she would be immortalized on a stamp. That's exactly what happened for on Wednesday when Canada Post unveiled five ...
Canada Post celebrates Canadian Women in Winter Sports - CNWCanada NewsWire (press release)

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Women in Canada, US and elsewhere march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality - CBC.ca

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:08

The Globe and Mail

Women in Canada, US and elsewhere march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality
CBC.ca
Thousands of Canadians took to the streets Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the Women's March — part of an estimated 250 rallies planned for Saturday and Sunday in Canada, the United States and around the world. The scenes in at least 38 ...
Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equalityThe Globe and Mail
Women's Marches Take Place Across Canada A Year After 1st RalliesHuffPost Canada
US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage votingThe Western Star
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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

CBC.ca

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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