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Once more, Iceland has shown it is the best place in the world to be female - The Guardian

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 06:28

Bloomberg

Once more, Iceland has shown it is the best place in the world to be female
The Guardian
Iceland has long been deemed the best place in the world to be a woman. For the past nine years, the country has topped the World Economic Forum's gender equality index; the UK comes in at 15th. In Iceland men get at least three months' paternity leave ...
No, Iceland Hasn't Solved the Gender Pay GapBloomberg
Iceland just became the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than womenMoneyish

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Unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the Constitution - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:02

Los Angeles Times

Unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the Constitution
Los Angeles Times
A few years later, in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in Congress to give women all the other rights in the Constitution. The amendment makes discrimination against women unconstitutional and prohibits legal distinction between the ...

Women's Rights Activists Perplexed At Inaction On Disgraced Ex Policeman Accused Of Domestic Violence - Lovin Malta (press release)

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:58

Lovin Malta (press release)

Women's Rights Activists Perplexed At Inaction On Disgraced Ex Policeman Accused Of Domestic Violence
Lovin Malta (press release)
However, the Women's Rights Foundation said domestic violence police reports are, by law, ex officio, meaning they police have a duty to investigate them even if the victim withdraws the report. "We feel that as wrong as the Ministry's reaction was in ...

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Women's Rights in Iran - Voice of America

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:42

Voice of America

Women's Rights in Iran
Voice of America
The images are notable in that Iran severely restricts women's rights, from what they are allowed to wear in public to the jobs they hold, to not being allowed to watch men's sports in stadiums. Iranian expatriate Roxanne Ganji holds a sign at a ...

Global Journalist: North Korea Women's Rights - KBIA

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:52

KBIA

Global Journalist: North Korea Women's Rights
KBIA
North Korea has one of the worst human rights record in the world, but for women the situation is particularly acute. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are rarely punished, and many women who escape to neighboring China end up being trafficked into ...

Women's rights set for big year - Irish Times

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:43

Irish Times

Women's rights set for big year
Irish Times
In 2018 we will be celebrating the centenary of women's right to vote in Ireland. The Taoiseach. Leo Varadkar, has publicly committed to recognising the centenary year with significant advancements for women's equality.Tomorrow, on Nollaig na mBan ...

After Peru floods, women emerge as leaders, advocates - UNFPA News

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:17

UNFPA News

After Peru floods, women emerge as leaders, advocates
UNFPA News
LAMBAYEQUE, Peru – “When the disaster struck, I was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, and all I did was try to protect my life and my children's lives,” said Lily, 40, describing how her family fled flooding in the Íllimo district of Lambayeque on 14 ...

Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights - The Diplomat

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:34

The Diplomat

Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights
The Diplomat
The government believes the jirgas will offer swift and speedy justice to those who are marginalized, poor, and unable to access formal justice. Yet if the government of Pakistan was hoping to show concern for the poor and marginalized, especially ...

Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty - Toronto Star

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:31

Toronto Star

Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty
Toronto Star
To look at the experiences of women in federal prisons is to hold up a mirror and a magnifying glass to the failures of Canada's social safety net. Women, especially Indigenous women, have become the fastest growing prison population. Over a 10-year ...

More women's shelters across Canada need to start accepting pets - CBC.ca

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:06

CBC.ca

More women's shelters across Canada need to start accepting pets
CBC.ca
One women's shelter, Interval House of Ottawa, has made it a little bit easier for vulnerable women to leave their abusive partners by announcing that it would soon be accepting pets. Research shows that there is a strong connection between spousal ...

Ignoring women's needs in custody breaches their rights, says ... - The Guardian

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:30

The Guardian

Ignoring women's needs in custody breaches their rights, says ...
The Guardian
Home secretary urged to improve treatment of detainees after inspections showed sanitary products were often not available.

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Can the women who took to the streets march into office? - Toronto Star

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:03

Toronto Star

Can the women who took to the streets march into office?
Toronto Star
Some are wondering if that's a harbinger of more female election candidates to come after a year that began with the massive Women's March on D.C. last January, which Facebook just crowned its largest event for a single cause in 2017, with more than ...

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Women's March and #MeToo leaders see progress – but 'we're in a hell of a fight' - The Guardian

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:02

The Guardian

Women's March and #MeToo leaders see progress – but 'we're in a hell of a fight'
The Guardian
For the leaders of this year's feminist protests, 2017 has been marked by moments of clear progress and painful revelations. A year that started with the march on Washington DC protesting about Donald Trump's election win ended with the period of ...

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How the federal government is slowly becoming as diverse as Canada - CBC.ca

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:59

CBC.ca

How the federal government is slowly becoming as diverse as Canada
CBC.ca
Campaigning in 2015, Justin Trudeau's Liberals promised to "build a government as diverse as Canada." That job might've seemed nearly done on Day One. Of the 31 ministers sworn in on Nov. 4, 2015, 15 were, famously, women. Five ministers were visible ...

Iran and Saudis' Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women - New York Times

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 19:23

New York Times

Iran and Saudis' Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women
New York Times
BEIRUT, Lebanon — They call each other meddlers, warmongers, religious hypocrites, zealots and sponsors of terrorism. Now Iran and Saudi Arabia, the archrivals of the Middle East, are competing in a surprising new category: gender equality. They ...

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How Ottawa is trying to breathe new life into a 22-year-old policy for gender equality - Toronto Star

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:56

Toronto Star

How Ottawa is trying to breathe new life into a 22-year-old policy for gender equality
Toronto Star
In 2016, Auditor General Michael Ferguson released a report that found the government's gender-based analyses — GBAs for short — were “not always complete, nor of consistent quality.” Speaking at a committee about the report a few weeks later, Meena ...

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Mother-daughter duo star in stage play of Little Women - CBC.ca

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:53

CBC.ca

Mother-daughter duo star in stage play of Little Women
CBC.ca
Feminist pioneer. "Louisa May Alcott was a pioneer and kind of the beginning of a feminist movement," Michelle Creber told The Early Edition guest host Michelle Eliot. "She grew up in a world where women weren't considered equal and she carved a path ...

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Sadiq Khan launches gender equality campaign to 'remove the barriers to women's success' - Telegraph.co.uk

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:28

Telegraph.co.uk

Sadiq Khan launches gender equality campaign to 'remove the barriers to women's success'
Telegraph.co.uk
Naomi Campbell and Tinie Tempah have backed a campaign from the London Mayor to promote gender equality in the capital through New Year's resolutions. A host of celebrities and other Londoners have signed up to Sadiq Khan's equality campaign, called ...

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'Going to see a massive change:' Women's Marches planned across Canada for 2018 - MetroNews Canada

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:59

MetroNews Canada

'Going to see a massive change:' Women's Marches planned across Canada for 2018
MetroNews Canada
... the Women's March and #MeToo. But she's not sure if this year's news stories will lead to lasting impacts, especially for low-income women and women of colour. "Is this going to become like, this thing that happened at the end of 2017, or is this a ...

Women Around the World: Year in Review - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:29

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Women Around the World: Year in Review
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
On January 21, 2017, the Women's March on Washington, DC, drew an historic public display of support for women's rights in a global mass protest, estimated to be the largest mass demonstration in U.S. history. With sister marches held on every ...
Advocates for military women plan #MeToo demonstration outside PentagonStars and Stripes
Women won't be silenced in 2018Toronto Star
The Patriarchs Are Falling. The Patriarchy Is Stronger Than Ever.New York Times

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