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UNB names new women's coach after rights battle - Hamilton Spectator

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:05

CBC.ca

UNB names new women's coach after rights battle
Hamilton Spectator
FREDERICTON — The University of New Brunswick has named a head coach for the women's varsity hockey team as the program is reinstated after a lengthy human rights battle. Sarah Hilworth spent the last two seasons as head coach of the Broncos at ...
Women's hockey from scratch: UNB hires Sarah Hilworth as head coachCBC.ca

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Soccer star Christine Sinclair embarks on personal mission to help ... - CTV News

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 05:58

CTV News

Soccer star Christine Sinclair embarks on personal mission to help ...
CTV News
Sports news from CTV Sports, your source for the latest sports news and rumors; access local sports news, Canadian sports teams, Raptors, Maple Leafs, Blue ...

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Election 2017: Women's Equality Party has 'no regrets' over campaign despite failure to oust 'sexist' MP Philip Davies - The Independent

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:41

The Independent

Election 2017: Women's Equality Party has 'no regrets' over campaign despite failure to oust 'sexist' MP Philip Davies
The Independent
The Women's Equality Party (WEP) has said it has “no regrets” in the fight to oust Conservative MP Philip Davies from Shipley, despite gaining a very small share of the vote in the general election. The pro-gender equality party's leader, Sophie Walker ...

Canada's new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights - Devex

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 00:40

Devex

Canada's new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights
Devex
Canadian International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau at the launch of Canada's new Feminist International Assistance Policy. Photo by: Development Canada. Canada is placing women and girls at the heart of its poverty eradication efforts ...

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Canada's women's national team – finally! – is more than Christine Sinclair, and that's a good thing - Toronto Sun

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 00:38

Toronto Sun

Canada's women's national team – finally! – is more than Christine Sinclair, and that's a good thing
Toronto Sun
TORONTO — Christine Sinclair still receives the loudest pre-game roar when lineups are announced. At 34, she's still the most sought after signature after the final whistle -- with hundreds of little girls leaning over field-side rails. And rightly so ...
Canadian women put on show for soccer fansToronto Star

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Canada walks the talk on global women's rights - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 23:00

The Globe and Mail

Canada walks the talk on global women's rights
The Globe and Mail
When the Liberals took power in 2015, women around the globe celebrated as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared himself a feminist and promised a feminist foreign policy. However, after February's federal budget offered no new money for advancing ...

Kelly: Canada's ascendant national women's squad has the makings of a dynasty - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 16:03

The Globe and Mail

Kelly: Canada's ascendant national women's squad has the makings of a dynasty
The Globe and Mail
Ahead of a women's friendly soccer match in Toronto on Sunday, the Canadian Soccer Association held a news conference to announce a senior men's game in September. This would have made more sense to do at a men's event – there's a game on ...

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Opinion: Wonder Woman is a great feminist film for kids — with some explaining - Montreal Gazette

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 07:00

Montreal Gazette

Opinion: Wonder Woman is a great feminist film for kids — with some explaining
Montreal Gazette
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." The film grossed $103.1 million in North America over its debut weekend, a figure that easily surpassed industry expectations, set a new record for a film ...
The Strange, Complicated, Feminist History of Wonder Woman's Origin StorySlate Magazine (blog)
Wonder Woman, WeaponizedNew York Times
Wonder Woman's origin storyCBS News
MetroNews Canada -Business Insider -EW.com
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Trudeau's new 'feminist' plan commits 95% of foreign aid to gender, women and girls by 2022 - Toronto Star

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 09:18

Toronto Star

Trudeau's new 'feminist' plan commits 95% of foreign aid to gender, women and girls by 2022
Toronto Star
This is the bold new vision for Canada's foreign aid, which is being recast as unapologetically feminist by laying out a path to eradicate poverty that focuses on helping women in the world's poorest countries. “Canada is ... In five years, 95 per cent ...
Liberals launch feminist-focused foreign aid policy - Politics - CBC ...CBC.ca
Canada puts international assistance to work for women, girlsCanada NewsWire (press release)
Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy - The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail
Radio Canada International -MetroNews Canada
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YWCA receives $85K Status of Women Alberta grant - Lethbridge Herald

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:16

YWCA receives $85K Status of Women Alberta grant
Lethbridge Herald
A grant of almost $85,000 from Status of Women Alberta is allowing the YWCA to expand its GirlSpace program into Coalhurst and Coaldale. “It is good for one year,” said Lindsay Brown, GirlSpace Facilitator, YWCA Lethbridge & District. “So we are going ...

Wigged Windsor council considers women's voting rights during ... - CBC.ca

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:01

CBC.ca

Wigged Windsor council considers women's voting rights during ...
CBC.ca
Mayor Drew Dilkens and members of council donned wigs and costumes during a historical reenactment of Windsor's first ever council meeting in 1892.

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Pharrell Williams Delivers Inspirational Speech About Women's Rights at NYU Commencement - Billboard

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:42

Billboard

Pharrell Williams Delivers Inspirational Speech About Women's Rights at NYU Commencement
Billboard
Pharrell Williams has always been an advocate for women's rights and his commencement speech to the NYU class of 2017 was no different, as he shared elements equality at their graduation ceremony. The Grammy-winning creative received a Doctor of ...
Pharrell Addresses Gender Inequality in NYU Commencement Speech: WatchPitchfork

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Women's health advocates from Philippines sharing experiences in Kitchener - Waterloo Record

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:33

Women's health advocates from Philippines sharing experiences in Kitchener
Waterloo Record
KITCHENER — Two women's health advocates from the Philippines will be speaking in Kitchener next week about the challenges there with women's reproductive rights. "There's been many years of stigma attached to family planning and it was banned for a ...

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron forced to defend position on women's rights after saying 'abortion is wrong' - Mirror.co.uk

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:58

Mirror.co.uk

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron forced to defend position on women's rights after saying 'abortion is wrong'
Mirror.co.uk
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron was forced to defend his position on a women's right to choose when comments he made saying 'abortion is wrong' emerged from an interview. In a Salvation Army interview published in 2007 he is quoted as saying: “Take ...

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Rimouski woman, missing for a week, found in Saskatchewan - CBC - CBC.ca

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:43

CBC.ca

Rimouski woman, missing for a week, found in Saskatchewan - CBC
CBC.ca
Karine Major, 26, was found overnight in Saskatchewan, according to the Sûreté du Québec, and is doing well.
Missing woman Karine Major from Rimouski found safe in ...Montreal Gazette

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Ann Patchett writing book about women's voting rights - News1130

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:22

News1130

Ann Patchett writing book about women's voting rights
News1130
HarperCollins says Patchett will write that women have an “essential duty” to vote. Patchett's book will include a concise history of the suffragette movement and a look at women's voting rights in other countries. The book also will draw upon her time ...

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Inquiry into missing and murdered women a failure: Indigenous group - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 00:00

The Globe and Mail

Inquiry into missing and murdered women a failure: Indigenous group
The Globe and Mail
The organization that was the loudest voice in calling for a public investigation of why so many Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing in ...
Native Women's Association gives missing and murdered inquiry ...CBC.ca
Murdered and missing indigenous women and girls inquiry ...Toronto Star

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Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry in 'serious trouble': advocates - CTV News

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:26

CTV News

Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry in 'serious trouble': advocates
CTV News
OTTAWA -- More than 30 advocates, indigenous leaders and family members issued an open letter Monday to the chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, suggesting the process is in "serious trouble." The group ...

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The far left and far right converge on transgender rights in Canada: Neil Macdonald - CBC.ca

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 23:24

CBC.ca

The far left and far right converge on transgender rights in Canada: Neil Macdonald
CBC.ca
It's almost a cliché, but nonetheless true: sometimes the left and the right, when they go far enough down their respective rabbit holes, wind up meeting in some strange common burrow and agree, as the wickedly ironic Dr. Frank'N'Furter put it, on the ...
Feminists Say They're Being 'Bullied and Blackmailed' Over ...Heat Street

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With Trump set to visit, Saudi Arabia touts women's rights. But skepticism abounds. - PRI

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:20

PRI

With Trump set to visit, Saudi Arabia touts women's rights. But skepticism abounds.
PRI
Last month, there was a minor uproar when Saudi Arabia was elected to serve on the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which is dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment. Human Rights Watch called the appointment “an affront” to the ...
Saudi King's Order to Grant Women More Rights Gets Mixed ReactionVoice of America

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