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A new wave of feminist manifestos address women and power - New Statesman

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 22:27

New Statesman

A new wave of feminist manifestos address women and power
New Statesman
Can books by Jessa Crispin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Catherine Mayer and Jess Phillips harness a wave of popular energy?

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Terry Glavin: Sorry, Canada, when it comes to political leadership it turns out you're not uniquely feminist - National Post

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:55

National Post

Terry Glavin: Sorry, Canada, when it comes to political leadership it turns out you're not uniquely feminist
National Post
Sorry to disappoint you, Canada, but it turns out you're nowhere near as uniquely feminist in your ideas about political leadership as you seem to think you are. With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's inaugural gender-parity cabinet, and his Jan. 10 ...

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International Women's Day on March 8 - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:12

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International Women's Day on March 8
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City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will be hosting a breakfast March 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ottawa city hall with guest speakers to be Maryam Monsef, Minister of the Status of Women, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate ...
International Women's Day 2017: 'Be Bold for Change' theme and history of the feminist movementInternational Business Times UK

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IWD quilt honours 150 unsung female heroes of Canada's history - kawarthaNOW.com

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:04

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IWD quilt honours 150 unsung female heroes of Canada's history
kawarthaNOW.com
Colleen Carruthers, who is coordinating the 150 Canadian Women Quilt project for the Peterborough Women's Business Network, with fellow quilter Debbie Fisico. (Photo: Jeanne Pengelly / kawarthaNOW). It's Monday night and five women are gathered ...

Women's charities welcome UK's first ambassador for gender equality - Reuters

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 07:32

Women's charities welcome UK's first ambassador for gender equality
Reuters
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has appointed the country's first ambassador for gender equality, joining a growing band of countries globally to create such a role, in a move welcomed by women's charities. Joanna Roper, one of the ...

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17 Quotes About Women's Equality For Women's History Month - Bustle

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 06:17

Bustle

17 Quotes About Women's Equality For Women's History Month
Bustle
We may be living in 2017, but gender equality is still not what it should be. The gender pay gap is still alive and well, women are still silenced when they try to make a point, and some men have made it quite clear that, to them, women are still ...
6 Ways You Can Advance Gender Equality in the Workplace TodayPOPSUGAR

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After rejecting calls for LGBT envoy, government appoints women's rights envoy - PinkNews

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 04:19

PinkNews

After rejecting calls for LGBT envoy, government appoints women's rights envoy
PinkNews
The UK Foreign Office has appointed a a new special envoy for gender equality… despite flatly rejecting calls for an LGBT rights envoy. Former US President Barack Obama created the post of a Special Envoy for LGBT Rights in 2015, to monitor the ...

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Brexit isn't a threat to women's rights - Spiked

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 02:59

Brexit isn't a threat to women's rights
Spiked
The Women's Equality Party (WEP), with the backing of politicians from Labour, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the SDLP and the Liberal Democrats, is calling for an amendment to the Article 50 bill, which is currently going through the House of Lords, to ...

Canada boasts veteran roster for women's hockey worlds - CBC.ca

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:50

CBC.ca

Canada boasts veteran roster for women's hockey worlds
CBC.ca
Marie-Philip Poulin, who served as Canada's captain in December's exhibition series and scored the overtime winner in the second game, headlines a forward corps that includes 2014 gold medallists Meghan. Agosta, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca ...
Turnbull named to Team Canada for world women's hockey championshipLocal Xpress

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Confusion, delays continue for abortion pill in Canada | Toronto Star - Toronto Star

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:04

Toronto Star

Confusion, delays continue for abortion pill in Canada | Toronto Star
Toronto Star
Health Canada approved Mifegymiso in 2015 for women up to seven weeks pregnant, but access remains limited.

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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

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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 ...